For as long as I can remember, I’ve been a doodler. All throughout middle school and my freshman year of high school, I was never without my sketchbook. More often than not, the margins of my homework were peppered with pretty girls and geometric patterns, and I spent more time aimlessly drawing than actually paying attention in class.
As I’ve gotten older though, things have changed. My doodle streak has started to fizzle out and I no longer find myself attached to my sketchbook. In fact, I can’t even remember the last time I actually sat down to draw something. Instead, my bullet journal never leaves my side.
I’ve traded in plain paper for grids, pencils for gel pens, shapes for words.
And I’m always writing.
There’s something so therapeutic, so secure to be able to get out any little thought you may have at any given time. To know that regardless of how chaotic my life may be, there is always going to be a piece of sanity with me. Granted, my journal isn’t very organized. Hell, I don’t even fully follow the true bullet journaling format.
But that’s not the point.
The point is to write, to plan, to express, to feel. And so I challenge you, whoever may be reading this to do the same. For an entire day, write down anything that comes to mind.
A task, an idea, a goal, a lyric. Whatever it may be. If it seems at all significant, write it down. See how you feel.
Just trust me.