You may have noticed that I posted to Twitter that I have a paper journal. I thought I would share with you what this paper journal entails, and the reasons behind starting one.
As Minxy and I are entering into a new phase of our lives, we thought it would be helpful to writing our thoughts down on paper, to not only clarify them within our heads, but to also share them with each other.
It seems strange to have a journal that you share with another person. Most journals are for the writers eyes only, but we thought we would try something different.
I wrote down my first entry yesterday at work, and I found it much easier to share where my head is at than face-to-face with Minxy. Yes I know that I should be able to do so, but the idea of the journal is to be able to share your thoughts without judgement at all. Even though we will be reading each others journal, being able to write it down, and even think about what you write down is helpful in not feeling so judged.
I know that Minxy wouldn’t judge what I say, and I wouldn’t judge what Minxy has to say, but doing it while they are watching may mean that you read something from them that you probably shouldn’t, or feel they are thinking a certain way even when they aren’t.
So we will be giving this journal sharing idea thing a go. I’m sure that it will actually bring us closer together in the long run, even though it may not be verbal communication. There will always be verbal communication, but I think this adds another layer to the relationship, a layer that will hold us together even longer than words will.