Life is about moments. When I was a little girl I used to write a lot about everything. It was just my brain, my pencil, my diary, and me. I always expected my “Pascualina” (a type of pocket agenda) right as I was finishing the previous one. I enjoyed taking notes about my day-to-day life there. Eventually I decided to create my personal blog in 2004. I made a LiveJournal account but I always had my pen-and-paper journal with me. I have realized it is quite different to write in a piece of paper or a book than it is to write with a keyboard and a computer screen.
This year has been strange. I love to write in my blogs, but ever since I had my netbook I can’t get inspired to write a lot. I used to take notes on my pink journal. It was filled with more than 200 pages of information about my meetings, classes, and everything else related to my creative life. I wrote on it even at night when I could not sleep. Sadly, I lost it some time back in a seminar, and I miss it now because it was the journal I kept most of my things in. I also have an Evernote account, but the feeling to write something in a piece of paper is way different.
Yesterday I received my first Christmas: two journals! One of them will be dedicated about my professional life, the other one is about my life and the things I was to do before I die. I have realized the importance of leaving a legacy behind and also to inspire and share your dreams. That is one of my goals in life: to write a journal so my children and grandchildren can use that as a reference along with my personal wisdom. I know they will probably read my blog, but I want them to have something more personal: my journal
On the other hand you can’t share everything with everyone. Therefore, I believe that if you want your projects to be confidential a journal is also a good way to do so (and of course, you have to take care that your journal does not fall in the hands of nosy people).