I’ve been away from blogging for a long time. Short version: once I got a full-time job, I didn’t have time to keep doing my experiments, let alone blog about my experiences. So, I closed it down to the public, keeping it available only to myself. After all, I had a record of so much I had learned.
So what’s changed?
Well, today I was reminded about the importance of journals when a young boy commented that he didn’t see value in the mundane things he was writing down in his own journal. A couple hours later, an Amazon ad magically appeared for a journal from a girl’s 1865 crossing of the plains. As I read the sample, I realized: here was an example of how a journal of mundane daily events + time became important and interesting.
That convinced me that I need to get back to This journal. What I do and say may be mundane and uninteresting but it’s important for me to do it, even if it’s just for myself.
Journals aren’t just a record of your daily functions. Journals are a tool to track what you do, what you learn, what decisions you make and why, and how they turn out. It’s a record of your progress in life.
It’s important as a human, to see that you are making progress, learning things, becoming better. A journal will do that for you.