Nathalie's Notes

Raising the Hardy Boys



So this is me, in your cubicle, at your dining room table or maybe the only time you have the time and space to catch up on stuff like this is in the bathroom –let me guess, little kids at home? —

This is me asking you to consider taking up a notebook. Please, please?

You need nothing fancy. A stack of paper, bound in some fashion – or not. And a pen. My favorite journaling pen right now is a black Bic pen. Sometimes I use the blue one, just to mix it up. Or more likely because it’s the one in my hair or within easy reach.

There are so many reasons to do this – and different ones will resonate with each of you. Some of you are probably instantly out, you’re thinking “Yeah – nope!” And that’s cool. I promise I’ll keep writing about other things. I also promise I will continue to hope you consider joining me.

*If you're thinking YES I want to start, or start again – and that comes with a but … let me know what that is, okay? (I was going to say "tell me about your but" – and then thought … well, what you're thinking now. You're welcome.)



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3 thoughts on “Write along with me …

  1. Ellen says:

    To tell you about my butt also leads to that diet and exercise stuff or lack thereof, so instead I’ll tell you my hesitancy on journaling. I’ve tried it off and on throughout my life and never mastered it. In general I’m a very positive person, but I’ve found in the past when I journal it turns into a place to vent… not really in a therapeutic way but in a bitchy, feeling sorry for myself way and spiraling downwards. kind of like hanging out with that negative person that you just feed off of and get more negative and then wonder why you hung out with them in the first place. I feel like I could use something like journaling now because I don’t know if it’s mid-life crisis but I feel there are ways I could be happier in my life than I am now. not that I’m unhappy, but I think there’s happier out there and am having trouble finding my way there.


  2. nathalie says:

    Ellen! I got quite a few responses with similar thoughts expressed. I totally get what you’re saying and have some ideas I’m working on sharing that might help prompt some good stuff bubbling to the surface. It’s like we’re in a transition place from what was to what is to be … I can’t quite explain it yet but wanted you to know I get it! Hugs from far away 🙂 – Nathalie


  3. I wish I could like this post, Nathalie. But I can’t, and I love to see you encouraging people to do this.


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