Do you ever get a nudge to look back and reflect on what you have been writing for the past years, months or weeks or is it just me? I enjoy gathering up my old journals once in a while and simply looking back at some of the experiences I have recorded over the past years. Most times it is for self evaluation. It’s helpful to reflect on some of these things – least you stumble on your own advice!!!😊
Writing has always been a part of me since primary school, when we used to keep diaries. I remember making my first diary from pieces of paper plucked from an exercise book, I folded and stapled them into a tiny booklet I could easily hide from anyone to keep my “secrets” safe from prying eyes 😅 least they find their name mentioned in there somewhere. This is so hilarious…….growing up is good.
Fast forward to high school, on top of having a diary, we started using codes (self invented alphabet), now that the diaries were bigger and someone could stamble on it, you still had to maintain high level “secrecy” by using a code alphabet that only you can understand – atleast for the part that matters most in your writting or you risk not being able to read your own words 😁. Interestingly, I still have my code alphabet to date!
And now, since A’level, I matured to using a journal for what it’s really meant for – to record experiences, millstones, dreams, goals, poems too and advice to self!
Those are some of the things that don’t get to feature anywhere else to the public but this came as a shocker and had to share. Writing is self care for me.
Love ❤ Child