For the last five years, around my birthday I’ve written in my annual journal. I have a daily journal I carry with me which gets all the daily chaos of my life. I write in it when I feel the need to – the busier I get the less I write in it. I try to get a page or two in regularly but it doesn’t always work.
I read about a birthday journal five or six years ago and started one. It is supposed to have remembrances from the last year, from my childhood, or other big picture thoughts.
One year I wrote about as many of my memories as I could jam into a single sitting from my childhood. Another year I wrote about the conflict in our family. Last year was all about politics.
This year, I will have to see what moves me. There has been a lot going on in my life in the last year so I’ll have to see about the big picture.
I know my birthday was nearly a month ago but mostly I haven’t had time to think about this deeply enough to do the entry. In the last five years I’ve written in this journal anywhere from March to May. If I can get it done, only three weeks after my birthday that will be pretty good.
Now I just have to figure out what big picture I want to write about – or if I want to tackle all of them….
Monday March 26, I’ll be posting a blog entry from Barbara Ardinger. You may have clicked on her link on this page. She is an incredible author and editor. She is funny and articulate. I think you will enjoy her posting. Come back on Monday to see Barbara’s posting!!!