Have you ever written in a journal or a diary? Was it helpful? Do you have a secret desire to write a book, an article? Or are you just thinking about writing and how to make it a habit? Everyone can do it — with patience and a dedication to making just a little time for yourself.
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The Green Frog Blog will offer guidance to help you think about writing — including the who, what, how, and why should you care!
Writing helps create productive thoughts, soothe troubled ones, record history, and provide guidance. It can bring back funny, sad, stupid stories. Some stories you may not want to remember and others you can’t yet express. Writing is a process.
Writing was an important part of my life growing up in the Iowa cornfields. The nuns at my small Catholic school quasi commended my writing efforts. The nuns weren’t known for emotion. As I won a few awards, I began to understand I may have a tiny bit of talent. I had no idea what to do. I was an introvert, scared of my shadow, afraid to ask, and really wanted to stay in the background.
Here’s what I figured out through the years; it seems obvious now.
As you start, it’s not important what you write — just that you do it. It’s the writing that makes a person better and rewriting and proofing and rewriting again. So what if nobody sees it? You’ve started something for yourself.
When our first granddaughter arrived, I started a journal just for her, writing usually after a visit. Then a second little granddaughter came along. It was important to me that I write for her too. It’s a challenge to be consistent with this. I love writing to them as a way of having conversations from my heart. Someday I believe they will appreciate reading them. Now they are little. I don’t let anyone read the journals; that will be for the girls to decide later.
Writing can keep you grounded, get thoughts to the surface and deal with happy or sad tidings. Writing is healing, energizing, liberating. Writing is like drinking from a pure mountain stream every day of your life. It’s the practice makes perfect – maybe.
Pick up your pen or go to your keyboard and get started!
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