I had no idea that National Journal Writing Month (NaJoWriMo) was a thing. Then one day, out of the blue, it showed up in my newsfeed on Facebook. I have no idea how or why because none of my friends posted it, but it was there. Of course, anything to do with journaling, I’m all over it, so it was a no-brainer for me to participate in NaJoWriMo for July 2015. I enjoyed it throughout the month!
I chose to write by hand this time. I’ve been writing by hand for several months now and I just wanted to continue with that for a while longer. I wrote in my cool purple journal with a purple pen every day of the month!
The them this year was one of “Journey” which I found fortuitous because just a few days prior to seeing the original Facebook post on NaJoWriMo, I had been writing about my Joy Journey!!! The NaJoWriMo was a different journey, but the theme was the same, so I found it right up my alley!
The last entry for July is to write about my journey for the month of NaJoWriMo….
One thing I can say about my journey this month is that while I don’t normally like having prompts for my journal entries, I liked having them for NaJoWriMo. I liked that there was a theme to the journal entries rather than just being random journal topics to write about. Some journal entries went for several pages while others barely made it to half a page in length. Some journal entries this month were easy and didn’t make much of a difference in my psyche to write while others delved deep into my psyche and made me dig deeper into the original topic. (Those were my favorite, btw.)
I’m not going to share any of my entries for the month because all of them were quite personal. I will ask if you aren’t journaling yourself, Why aren’t you????