Wow....I haven't even been in J-land for a year yet. Only 6 months lol. I have always jotted down things that happened, written out my feelings or worries. Seemed to help "resolve" my feelings....being able to read them again and decipher it. Validation. Sometimes I became more calm once my feelings were actually "said" on paper.
One day while at work I stumbled into the PEOPLE section of AOL and noticed Journals. Curiosity being what it is, I had to check it out. I read through some things, did a search on some of my favorite areas, ie Florida and NC. Oddly enough I liked what I saw and decided to give it a try.
My first entry was
in March after going back to work from just having a complete hysterectomy. I needed (need) to lose weight, so did others, I needed motivation, I needed to see if I was the only person who thought a certain way, guess I needed some validation of my own, was I the only one who went through these issues? It seemed there was a huge support group "out there". My first commenters were Alphamoon65 and Shayshaydc....love you guys! From there I found other very interesting journals. I must say that I have grown through each and every one of you! Y'all kick my butt sometimes and that's just what I need! Love ya, mean it!
Let's see...this "year"....hysterectomy/recovery; dance competitions; Tom's malfunctions/legal battles; Tom's SS issues; Tara's panic attacks; losing Pam/fellow journaler and inspiration; capturing great graphics and tags; survived 3rd grade EOG's; FIL's surgery; weekend at the beach house; Hurricanes Stanley Cup Champs; new pool; Nephew's First Birthday; hanging out in Myrtle Beach; trip to mountains; Nutcracker preparations; Post Card Tour Across America!
What a lot in 6 months....still going strong though!