Things we know about you
As journal keepers and diary writers you are significantly more attuned to yourselves and the world around you. Nothing earth shaking about that bit of information, I know. You’ve already figured that out on your own.
But there is more to the story. For about a year and a half now the Journal Guides at Journal in a BoxTM have been listening to and watching for the things you say about how you journal and why you journal.
And, we’ve learned some very interesting aspects about the journal writers’ community. We’ve boiled our learning down to the following 30 “things we know about you” in no particular order.
- aren’t always sure how to balance work, home and life in general
- wish you were more organized
- are concerned about your grammar and spelling skills
- wish for support and interaction with other journal keepers
- get excited about finding just the right word or phrase to use in your writing
- tend to procrastinate about specific things
- struggle with interference from outside sources (boss, neighbors, spammers, etc.)
- want to get around the “rules” of “routine”
- have unfinished projects – and want to complete them
- want to improve both personally and professionally
- occasionally face motivation problems
- have some fascinating stories to tell
- are frustrated with certain circumstances in your life
- can be caught up with fear-of-failure on occasion
- realize there are some things you’re not good at – yet
- know there are barriers in your life you would like to remove
- sometimes feel you are going through life “floating” rather than purposefully
- want to share your particular passions with others (art, hobbies, life’s work, overcoming)
- understand that the process of writing is important to your well being
- now and then “stuff” stuff you should bring to the surface
- can become quite impatient
- are concerned about making your dollars count
- realize at times your confidence flags
- are occasionally disappointed
- are interested in learning
- at times make mountains out of mole hills
- sometimes have some big doubts about your choices
- want to know more about the processes of journal writing
- desire to be encouraged
- like the tools (a journal and a pen) almost as much as the actions of journaling
What do you think?
Did we get it right? Did we miss something important?
In the comment section below, would you be so kind as to tell us how many of the 30 fit you in particular. Add anything you think we should know.
We greatly appreciate your input!
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