Now that I’m on the downward slope in this Journaling June thing, having just passed the halfway mark a couple days ago, I have finally huffed and puffed enough to knock the plaster off some of the walls.
(we’ve had another moment of synchronicity.)
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I hate days like today. It started so promisingly. My morning chores and hygiene routine went of without a hitch. The commute into work was so smooth I don’t remember it—I was zoned out and on autopilot. And best of all, at no point did I play out one of my anxiety fantasies. Anxiety fantasies are farcical situations about random things that have nothing to do with me at all.
(for instance, being brutally attacked by a police officer, a former girlfriend’s brother no less. the resulting court case is so devastating to the law enforcement community that all police, everywhere, are relieved of duty. this causes society to breakdown. civilization is reduced to a mad max dystopia.)
Continue reading “Journaling June: This Is Why I Hate Writing Challenges”
I tried writing my journal in pencil yesterday to test if that was a viable option (see my previous post: The Right Write Stuff. And . . .
(not so much.)
Continue reading “Journaling June: So It Be Pens”
I’ve almost bled my current pen dry.
Oh. Right. You’re reading this on on screen. Sorry. A little background will help. I handwrite all my journals. There is something satisfying about scratching out my thoughts on paper, something ritualistic about it. I’m sure I’m romanticizing it by giving it an almost religious quality, but I’m a writer. We are prone to the flights of fancy. Give me a break.
I’m always amazed that I handwrite enough to empty so many pens. I shouldn’t be. I mean, I write every day. I fill a moleskine notebook each month. I guess it’s surprising because for the longest time, starting in college, I used my computer to write, and so a pen would last years. Hell, a pen would have lasted my whole college career if I hadn’t lost them.
(or found one we liked better. and then another. and then another . . .)
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Oh. Someone’s. God.
I think I have bitten off way more than I can chew with this Journaling June thing. The Prelude post was easy enough, but the Closet Writer . . .
That monster took over 6 hours. I told Vicky, my wife, that I don’t think I can do this.
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