My friend Joy came over for breakfast last week. We hardly ever get to see each other due to our insane schedules, but when we do we have the best talks. She asked me about journaling, like what to write. I think you have to start small, there's no way anyone can just fill up pages and pages. Do I talk about what I wear? My hardships? I think a good way to get into journal writing is through lists.
Have you heard of listography? From their website: "a listography is a perpetual work in progress, a time capsule, and a map of your life for friends and family." There's also a series of books available here. If you blog or journal pop over there for some great inspiration. Without further ado here is my very first one. I love lists. Love them.
Listography: what built me
1. Faith, especially through the examples of my parents and grandparents.
2. Primary education: International School of MN and St. Louis Park public schools.
3. Secondary education: St. Mary's Academy, Sarah Lawrence and the U of MN.
4. Incredible friends and family.
5. Alpha Omicron Pi.
6. Four career-related internships: newspaper, radio station, magazine (2)
7. Working as a preschool teacher after I graduated from college.
8. Starting a business with no business education.
9. Great books about incredible people.
10. Adversity and hardships which in turn made me brave for the future.