This is pretty much what journals are all about, at least to me. I knew as I wrote them that even though they provided an excellent place for brain (and heart, and psyche) dump, they were mainly a map of me.
One week until this semester is over and throughout the 15 weeks I have journaled most every day, it is pretty enlightening to go back and read what I was doing, feeling and writing about at the beginning of the semester versus today's journal entries. For those bloggers that write very personal blogs I am amazed that they can put it all out there. I like to keep the map of me for myself and use this blog as a way to explore my creative side. For the bloggers how much of you are you willing to share on the Internet? Is there a public persona and a private persona? Have you tried keeping a journal for yourself as well as a blog? Just curious...
Monday starts my break I'll have approximately 2 months until the next semester starts. I hope to use that time to find more creative projects to explore, to make some money for school and to do some serious writing queries. Today, a prompt inspired by an exercise in Poetry as Spiritual Practice by Robert McDowell. Write about places you lived in, write an elegy to the homes or home. Now get back to work!
The Writing Nag