January Challenge: Writing in My Journal Every Day

It's the last day of the month which means it's time to look back on this month's challenge! Don't know what I'm talking about? Check out this post where I announce that every month this year I'm going to be attempting a different writing challenge! In January the challenge was simple: write in my journal every day. IMG_3177

.... I kind of failed. I didn't do it every day. I did write some, but not every single day. This is really productive information! I've never been good at keeping a journal and this to me is the final evidence that it just isn't my thing so I'm going to let it gooooooo. No longer will I feel like a failure if I don't write in a journal faithfully. I've been trying it on and off for over a decade and it NEVER WORKS. In this post I do discuss how carrying a mini journal around with me IS something I find very useful so I'm going to accept my fate, play to my strengths, and do what works for me. In the future if I decided to try writing every day again I need to pick a specific time. I found that often it would be late at night and I'd remember that I needed to write and I'd end up scribbling something useless... as you can see in this photo:

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February Challenge: Because it's the month of Valentine's I thought it would be nice to do something themed: let's write poems! Valentine's day is on the 14th, so I've decided to write 14 poems this month.. a lot more than usual. To go with our theme I'm aiming to write some love poems but I also want to feel free to write anything that comes to me! Let's see how it goes!