I now think it is the second-most transformative thing I’ve ever done for my writing and storytelling. It’s almost easy to forget about because the change was so gradual, taking place over a long period of time, going back to when I started a blog in 2010.
Love this, Kelcey. That Didion quote is so perfect. I blogged too, but my really personal writing was more often (and pre-blog) contained in my journal. I noticed after my first marriage ended that I wasn’t journaling as often, and it heats up even now when I’m wrestling with negative, stressful situations - because I’m trying to figure out how I’m feeling and work through the options and ways to manage. When I’m happy, there’s nothing to process.
Love this post. Thanks for sharing!
Yes to all of this!