Hey there, everyone!
Welcome back to another post! I hope you all have been enjoying this sunny weather. Before the high of this month had even reached seventy degrees, I already put in all of my summer clothes into my closet. As you can guess, I’m hyped up for this weather!
My love of writing has lead me to create a new journaling guide called Journal Journey! It’s a simple, easy, and self-discovery path to journaling. After looking through my own endless journals, testing out my different styles of writing, etc., I decided I should spread my journaling out to you all!
Here’s my motto:
Celebrate your gifts. Explore your dreams! Practice Gratitude.
These represent three of my main objectives with Journal Journey. These short, weekly to bi-weekly prompts will stimulate your thinking and give you some time to work on something created by you, about yourself, and ultimately let you envision the person you strive to embody.
Let’s get into it! I’ll start you out with Week One of Journal Journey below!
What do I need?
Any journal you have will work fine! Whether it’s an old journal that you’ve used only half the pages of, or you have one that you got as a gift, or maybe you’re ready to go get a brand new one, they are all perfect! I have no preference as for which journal to use.
How about an online journal?
Perhaps you are someone who’s always on the go, or maybe you fear you might lose the journal, or maybe you simply want to try something more cheaper and easier than a regular journal. In any case, no problem! I recommend using this free journal app called Penzu.
You can also access Penzu online and journal there, too. With features like drawing, design, and even the ability to lock your journals with a passcode, Penzu will definitely feel like a true journal! I’ve used this app on my phone for the times that I don’t have a journal around me but I know that I have to get my thoughts or ideas down somewhere organized.
Where do I get these prompts?
You have your journal, you got your pens, pencils or markers, and you’re ready to dive in. When and where do you start? Excellent question! There are three ways:
- On my Instagram (@talkbyvictoria), I will be uploading the prompts to my Instastory called “Journal Journey”, located right underneath my bio. You can follow me there to stay up to date with Journal Journey, plus get notifications for my latest blog posts and receive some awesome, inspirational quotes!
- On my blog‘s website (talkbyvictoria.com), you can find the weekly prompts underneath the right hand column where it says “Instagram” and view the prompts by clicking on my pictures. By clicking on the pictures, you should then be directed to my profile, where the prompts are located!
- With each blog post, I’ll be mentioning the weekly prompt at the bottom. Follow this blog to receive an email each time a new blog post comes out if you aren’t already. This way, you can keep up to date with journaling and the blog! 🙂
You can join anytime! The really awesome thing about Journal Journey is that the prompts are super fun and simple; you can easily catch up if you ever fall behind or start late!
Let’s get started! Open your journals, either hard-copy or online, and before pondering the prompt, do this:
Creatively draw out your name! Write it however you want to, put some doodles around it, sketch in cursive, color it in… Whatever you want! You are personalizing your book.
Week One Prompt: What is one quote, lyric, poem, or piece of writing that really speaks to you?
Feel free to write as much or as little as you want! I picked this quote from Carl Schurz: “Ideals are like stars; you will not succeed in touching them with your hands. But like the seafaring man on the desert of waters, you choose them as your guides, and following them you will reach your destiny.”
I hope you feel inspired after this post to set some time aside for reflection, especially through journaling. Make sure to keep up with the latest prompts, and ultimately, have a lot of fun!
Thank you so much for reading, and a huge thank you to all of you have been with me and this blog from the start. Have a beautiful week!
Quote of the post:
“We can only be said to be alive in those moments when our hears are conscious of our treasures.” -Thorton Wilde