Daily journaling is part habit, part meditation and mostly showing up.
The act and activity of journaling is what helps writers unfold and unpack the aspects of their lives that were or were not working. It is the writing itself that is transformational.
But how, how, how?
This class is about the how - how to write, how to find the right journal - how to find your groove - how journaling can change your whole life.
This is about transformation, because writing will change you, so it may as well change you for the better.
I’m a lifelong journal writer, writing on something from walls to computers since I could hold a crayon (orange crayon, white wall to be precise). I have time and energy than is healthy, working with/on/in journals, doing, reading and researching. All this really needed to go somewhere, and thus, a Teachable class.
I hold an MA in Creative Writing and a BA in English and a professional certificate from SSU specifically for Social Media. Plus I teach. Plus I talk all the time.
I discovered that my greatest joy is coaching and teaching. I live for those moments of insights, a student's ah ha. Like when one wrote to her long passed father asking for help to find some important family documents. She wrote it all out on Tuesday. Wednesday morning she woke with the answer. Crazy, but it happens all the time.
I sincerely hope you too will experience that nerve tingling ah ha during this class. That's what I want most. That's why I'm here.
Frequently Asked Questions
The best way to reap the rewards of journaling is to start.