Revisiting my old journals got me loads of article ideas.
You are never too old to avoid reading your aged thoughts. Don’t misjudge the power of journaling.
People may say it takes courage to keep a journaling habit. I don’t agree with them!
It takes more courage to read your journal after some time. Especially if you have been explicitly sharing your World, your Life.
But daring stuff is worth reading.
I’m fond of penning my thoughts, feelings, and memories of eventful and lousy days.
But I never preferred to read my year-old journals. A year brings loads of changes to your life.
And not everyone is delighted to read about changes.
A writer’s thirst for ideas is never quenched. To do tomorrow’s work today is one of the things which makes you better.
While roaming around different things to get ideas, I picked my old journal. This took every ounce of courage that I had. Rereading trivial stuff at the expense of your time is not always welcomed.
Instead, it sprang up a great many article ideas.
At first, I thought I had wasted the time that I had spared for planning the next articles on some ridiculous and trivial reminders. Yes, when you jot down each thought which comes to your mind to get a deeper look, some frivolous things are a part of it.
A part we don’t like, but can’t help it.
But after few pages, I found myself in another time, in my life years back. Too many thoughts and some apparently boring stuff can actually serve me in writing. Each experience shapes us.
Either I can write on them or use them as a part of another article.
I had to thank myself for that decision. But I couldn’t help thinking why I didn’t think of them as an option. Those things are a part of my life. They are my memories and time couldn’t touch them.
Yes, the time has nothing to do with memories. But what about feelings?
We don’t feel similar after years. Isn’t it? We can never spare feelings.
We write about the things that inspire us, the things we love. When we don’t feel all those things which happened in the past, which is a blurred image, how can we dare to write on that very topic?
How you can write about a thing for which you have little feelings? Writing with no emotion is lifeless.
Even palest ink is more credible to keep them for us.
A writer is an explorer and a journal is worth it. We need to revive those feelings before writing on the considerable days of the past which knocked something in us.
And turning to your journal where you kept your original and detailed feelings can be a good possibility. I hope you get wonderful ideas from journaling too, as a writer can never stock enough ideas. There is always a need for more!