Hello Blog Peeps!
Well, right now, I feel like telling you a little something something about me and how my mind works (or doesn't work)!
Here's a photo clue.
First, you see the Mickey pen right?
The Mickey pen is on a planner (daily planner).
Yes, you got it!!!!! It's my diary. I am obsessive-compulsive about writing in my diary on a daily basis.
I've been keeping a diary back when it was called "keeping a diary"! Nowadays, it's journaling or something crazy like that.
For over 50 years, I've been writing about my daily life. Depending on how much space I had--that determined how much I wrote.
Currently, I'm liking a day planner type book that's available in all office supply stores. My 2011 day planner happens to be pink for cancer awareness. Last year, I bought a black day planner and covered it with some scrapbook paper.
When I was working, I would "write in code" in my desk calendar so if anybody sat at my desk and flipped through my calendar, they wouldn't really understand what I was writing. But each year as I bought another desk calendar refill, I would rubber band the old one and keep them in my desk. When I finally retired, I had a BUNCH of them to take home. All full of daily work stuff and daily living stuff.
I try not to be compulsive about writing but I can't help myself. If I go a few days without writing (doesn't happen that often), I sit myself down and catch-up on my days.
Even on vacation, I write.
We were living in Germany between 1978 to 1981 and one day, I received a traffic ticket in the mail, claiming that I had run a red light based on a photo from a camera on the traffic light. HA! I don't think so. I was sure they had made a mistake. So I went back looking for that date in my diary and read my accounts of the day. Oooops, I WAS on that street, doing an errand that day! Oh my gosh! BUSTED!!!!
I paid the fine and called it a day, knowing that I was wrong and I could prove it. hee hee
So, there's a good reason to keep a diary right? But that's not the reason why I keep a diary--to disprove or prove where I was on a particular day. Nope.
The reason why I am compulsive about writing on a daily basis--my feelings, my memories, my thoughts, my dreams, my mistakes, my delights in life--is because I need to SEE that I have lived that day.
When I SEE my writings, I know that I have lived. Silly as it may sound, it makes me happy.
I can concentrate on today, knowing that my yesterday is documented.
I can also SEE that my penmanship SUCKS big time--oh my gosh!
Find what makes you happy and then do it even if it doesn't make sense to others. Why?
Because you'll be happier and have more fun!!!! Yeeeeeehaw!