Today I started the 2nd week of the Artist's Way by Julia Cameron. I am in love with the morning pages. I always wanted to have a journal or a diary that I wold write in a regular basis but it never worked out.
My internal critic was always there in the backrground telling me things that were quite discouraging (most times downright mean). And I listened. In the back of my mind was the thought that someone else could read this someday and so I censored my thoughts for that unknown someone.
The morning pages are completely different. I write whatever comes to mind. Some of it is the mundane but in 8 days I have written things that have made me pause and think "aha".
Unlike my usual style, I grabbed a coiled notebook I was already using to write my morning pages. Normally when I embark on something new, anything new it requires a new everything. I didn't have to resist the urge to go and buy a new book and pen I was too impatient to start the book that I didn't care what I wrote in.
When my book is filled up I will buy something more to my liking because I don't plan on stopping anytime soon.