Why Writing Your Heart Out is Key

Happy humpday loves! Recently I started a journal and yesterday it came in handy for a few reasons. Before I dive in, I want to share how having a blog is great, but sometimes you need an even more of a {private} outlet to let it all out. It’s extremely helpful especially if you are needing to organize your thoughts in your head and at the same time not have any filter, just BLAH, spit it out. No judgments, no qualms about it, just you, raw.

I was a little surprised how much it helped me because as you may have read, The Marine, didn’t work out. While writing out my frustrations, I was surprised to find how liberated I felt afterwards. I even tried talking about it with my mom and that wasn’t helpful at all because she’s coming from a logical perspective.

Aside from that though, the process of writing in my journal came through for me in a way that I didn’t know it could. I used to journal when I was younger, but I guess I stopped. I would eventually get back into it, only to drop it again. This time I really want to stick to it and my goal is to write in it every day. Who knows, maybe it will help me with blog ideas that I didn’t even know I had brewing.

With everything that’s been going on, it’s helped me to release my thoughts and at the same time the stress those thoughts heavily weighed upon me. I read an article from this new blogger who shared the benefits of writing in a journal so I wanted to share that with y’all {here}. There are other wonderful blogs out there who also touch on similar keypoints, but it’s late and ain’t nobody got time for dat. Maybe I’ll come back later and put them back in this post.

For now, I’m trying to be strong and even though there are tons of dating profiles that can land (and have trickled in) in my inbox, I’m just not interested. I’m hoping that this trip to Galveston will allow me to clear my head and give me a jolt to snap me back to my old Bella self {pre-The Marine}.

I wanted to also add that after I wrote all my thoughts down, I was amazed at what my inner self was telling me that I didn’t even realize I was thinking. It’s almost as if the stars aligned and showed me a side of myself that I wasn’t aware of. Pretty fucking cool if you ask me.

It seriously feels like I’m cheating on my blog, but I see my journal as my blog’s fraternal twin, or my blog’s sidekick to keep me in check. In the future, I will share snippets of what I write, but don’t expect drawings or cute doodles because that’s not my forté. I’m just a writer.

I leave you with this kick ass quote, which inspired me to put on the lovely graphic above.

Do you journal? If so, how has it helped you if at all?