Hello there!! Keisy Myumi checking in. I recently visited Japan for two weeks to visit my family. When Sarah and Mary asked me to be a contributor to TCD, I was beyond excited to share my memories from my trip. It took me a while to muster up the courage to share this sentimental yet pivotal part of my experience. There were two legs on my journey. The first stop was to Continue reading “Visiting Hiroshima”
There’s just something about pen to paper. Physically writing something just solidifies it for me. Makes it more real. Reinforces. So much so that I still keep a weekly planner. I’m often teased about it. Who cares?! Actually writing a plan is a commitment within itself. We write a grocery list to ensure we get all the items, we sign a contract as an expression of commitment. Writing just symbolizes decisiveness-for me at least. With all of that being said, I was inspired to start a gratitude/goal journal. I’ve been keeping one for the past few weeks now and it has definitely changed my perspective, focused my intentions, and if I dare say…given me a better quality of life. Writing down memorable things that happen throughout my day has made me have a better outlook. Now, at the end of the day there’s so many things I want to write I find myself prioritizing to narrow them down! Writing down immediate goals I want to accomplish has made me feel like things are more attainable. Rather than writing down a long term goal, writing down immediate ones feel like I’m actually chipping away at something. It feels like I’m molding myself into a better sculpture. I also write down a habit that I want to develop. Writing it has helped me make it come to realization for one and also encouraged me to put momentum behind it. It’s also something great to have-a written photo album so to speak. I’m a very sentimental person so for me to be able to have something that I can reflect back to and relive my daily highlights and see the boxes I’ve checked off really means a lot to me. One day write down a goal, or something that inspires you. I feel like now a days we’re so used to typing that physically writing something seems ancient. But that’s what makes it real. Give it a try. Maybe the act itself will inspire you too.