keep a journal

✏️ K E E P A J O U R N A L ✏️ .
I’ve been filling up notebooks since I was a kid. I would draw, I would write, cut stuff out of magazines just to put together a collage or illustrate or decorate the pages.
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I had moments where I’d write more, moments where I’d draw more and moments where I would not touch my notebooks for months.
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Sometimes i would write about my problems, my life, my thoughts in general as some kind of Pensieve (any Potter fans here?), just to have a place to deposit them and come back to check in case i would need them. Sometimes I would draw my days (if you’ve been following me for long, you might know I have this project called “mis días en papel”) just to make me realize that not all of them were the same.
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I have countless amounts of journals, notebooks, sketchbooks. I still have a “dear diary” that I’ve started in 2007 and update every year with the changes in my life. I have a notebook for random ideas. One sketchbook for nice drawings, another for not so nice drawings and plenty of loose papers with quotes, thoughts or grocery’s lists.
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I write offline and online. Had my first blog when I was 12 (#internetkid) and keep an online “dear diary” so called “Notebook of thoughts” (so creative, i know) since 2009, where you can definitely go through all my teenage drama til now. When I wanna be more serious and professional, I just write articles on Medium . And recently I’ve started writing #newsletters for you.
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What did I want to say with this?! Ah yes, keep a journal. Do it online, offline or write on napkins, who cares. Document your life, tell yourself your stories. Do it with purpose, do it with no purpose. Do it because it’s fun.
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To live a creative life you don’t need much more than opening your eyes and see your reality in a whole new way.
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And if you can register all that, then you can go back to it and remember how you felt, what you saw, who you were when everything was happening.
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So keep a journal.
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📍Cologne, Germany

30-aug-2019

Published by Wan

Creative Human Being http://wanraitelli.de/hellothere

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