Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Writing Therapy

So, life has been especially difficult lately. Some of you know that, some of you don't. Russ and I have been going through stressful situations and sometimes I feel like I am just going to pull my hair out...or worse, Russ's hair! Well, I have confided a lot of what is going on in my friend, Penny. She advised me to get a journal and write everything down. I took Penny's advice and bought a journal this weekend. Once I started writing, I couldn't stop. I've filled up at least 10 pages and I only started on Sunday. So, if any of you are going through a rough patch in life or even if you aren't, I highly recommend the therapy of writing. When I was in high school and my parents, sister, and I went to Ukraine multiple times, Mom and Dad made me write in a journal. I hated every minute of it. I understand the thinking now. I treasure those journals even though they are obviously written by an immature teenager who didn't want to write them in the first place. So, Mom and Dad, thanks for making me write those journals and Penny, thanks for the advice.

1 comment:

Chelley N said...

I'm glad I have my journals too... even though I HATED them at the time. Remember how Dad used to harp and harp on us to "catch up in our journal"... like every single day!