I used to journal all the time. During high school and college, I filled about 15 notebooks with my thoughts, rants, hopes, fears, and dreams. I journaled nearly every day, and once in a while I had multiple journals going at a time.
Then I got married, and now I tell my husband all the stuff I used to write about in journals. Turns out real human contact is a better outlet for my feelings, especially the negative ones, than a pen and paper.
I don’t miss journaling, but I miss writing. I tried keeping a journal for Lent and found that what I wanted to write about most of the time was domestic stuff – recipes, crafts, organization projects, etc. Those things are a lot more fun when accompanied by pictures, so I guess that’s the justification for the existence of this blog.
I like reading the blogs of stay-at-home moms who have all these great recipes and homemade cleaning products, can decorate their homes like professional designers using twine and a Cricut, and from what I’ve seen, could probably start their own photography businesses too. I am not one of those people. I’m still getting the hang of home economics, so some of my attempts are successful and others are not. But I enjoy making things, and whether they work or not I’ll let you know.
As a teenager, one of my hobbies was message boarding – spending hours online discussion issues of theology, philosophy, and ethics. I loved to debate and I learned a lot during that time. Nowadays I usually shy away from controversy, but I do occasionally like to share my thoughts about the Bible or doctrine or God. I’m not looking for a debate or an “us versus them” response, just processing my own thoughts in a way that others can join in if they want,
If you learn something from what I post here, that’s great. Most of the time, though, I’m the one learning.