31 Days of Journaling

Yes, journaling, like a diary for a man. I often visit a site called artofmanliness.com to help improve my manly skills. I know, I’m already a ruggedly handsome gentleman with manliness in spades, but everyone has to brush up on their skills occasionally and as they say, practice makes perfect.
So if you followed the link I posted you will get a basic idea of the challenge. Jumpstart the habit of journaling by following the 31 days of journaling challenge. As I said in my podcast I wrote profusely as a child, all about the problems a child has like getting picked on in school, not getting what I wanted for christmas, or not being able to stay up late and watch Married with Children.
As I grew into my teen years I discovered Poe and goth, punk rock, and the Smashing Pumpkins so a lot of that period of writing turned into angst self-loathing free associative crap, and I’ve never really been able to break that cycle.
When I read this challenge I said fuck yeah, I need something to help get me out of the writing funk I’ve been in for 20 years, I need something new to help me stimulate my creative side, get me back into the habit, and journaling sounded like the perfect resource. It’s also there to help me establish a basic routine which my wife Stephanie is constantly telling me I need to do. I’ve missed two days already.
So here’s what I am going to do, I’m going to play catch up and post to my blog at the same time. I hate writing on a computer, I never learned homerow and I still have to watch my hands as I type so I can’t live proof read. I do like that the computer will always correct my awful spelling, so two birds one stone right? I am also no editor so I’ll leave that up to you as the reader, interpret what you think I am writing and most likely that is correct.

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