Sometimes my journals are pictures and drawings. This is another way to preserve precious memories and explore feelings. It’s therapeutic for you, and if you care to share, enjoyable for others too.
I journaled by creating a pastel of one of my favorite places. I drove down the Alaskan Highway in September of 2013, and Matanuska Glacier State Recreational Site was one of the amazing places I stopped along the way. Some days I just can’t stop thinking about the beautiful things I saw along that road trip. Looking at my old photos brings me back to the memories, but recreating the images from my mind or photos, brings me back in so much greater detail. The entire time I am creating, I feel like I am there in that picture. Recreating the images makes my favorite memories last longer and helps me retain more of the experience.
So I drew this to feel like I was there again:
Revisit your favorite places and memories by drawing them. They don’t have to be perfect (see mine!); just let what’s inside you come out. Then see how blessed you and those around you are by your shared memories.