Friday, April 28, 2006

Map of myself




This is pretty much what journals are all about, at least to me. I knew as I wrote them that even though they provided an excellent place for brain (and heart, and psyche) dump, they were mainly a map of me.
-- Colleen Wainwright, communicatrix, 03-23-2006



This journal has definitely been a map of myself the past few years. At times I have written in the heat of the moment and during the pulsing of my heart being challenged. I have posted the proud moments that have surfaced in my children's life, while I stood on the side just absorbing their excitement. I was at first tentative as I switched from handwritten journals to open journal writing on the computer. But creativity that had been overflowing, surfaced as ideas flooded in. How nice it has been to look back and see that path over the years as I read older entries. It seems as though when there were too many eyes watching I tended to step back. Personality trait? Yes, I would say so. But, with my heart and soul submerged in the written word, I've come to realize how lucky I am for that release and for that map that continues to make me smile.

3 comments:

deveil said...

beautiful entry as well, love the purper portrait!

Derek

sunflowerkat321 said...

I have found it to be a very inspiring and rewarding experience too.

Sometimes you do have to step back a bit...but it's nice to have when you're ready to connect.

rootbeerses said...

I love that quote!!!!!  

Leslie