Friday

Reading, Writing, Listening 2

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Reading:

I finished this book earlier in the week. I loved this part where she talks about journaling. It is so much of my feelings toward journaling, which is a practice I have recently picked back up.

One of the most helpful tools a writer has is his journals. Whenever someone asks how to become an author, I suggest keeping a journal… a journal… is a place where you can unload, dump, let go. It is, among other practical things, a safety valve. If I am in the slough of despond, if I am in a rage, if I am, as so often, out of proportion and perspective, then, once I have dumped it all in the journal, I am able to move from subjectivity to objectivity, and my family has been spared one of Madeleine’s excessive moods. A journal is also a place in which joy gets recorded, because joy is too bright a flame in me not to burn if it doesn’t get expressed in words.

I am currently reading Cold Tangerines by Shauna Niequist.

This post by Sarah Bessey for finding space, time, and inspiration for writing came at just the right time!
Listening:

This Dear Daughters podcast with Shauna Niequist. I love her and her writing.

Writing:

He works hard and he tries with all that he has. I will do everything I can to ensure that he knows that his words matter. And that I am so proud.


Happy Friday!