I did the Artist’s Way once. It’s this feel-good crapshoot that charges you stupid money for something even more stupid. I’m not sure why I signed up for it, I didn’t do any research about it and it didn’t do me any good. One of the hallmarks of the program, though, is to write “Morning Pages.” These are essentially journals the first thing when you wake up in the morning.
I didn’t last too long at that, but that doesn’t mean I didn’t enjoy journaling.
I have kept a semi-regular journal since my sophomore year in college. I would return to it on a daily, weekly, or monthly basis–generally whenever a big life change happened or I was perplexed about something.
But for the past 3 months I’ve had massive life change–teaching a new class, a new baby daughter, a foster daughter, a new job, more activities–and haven’t journaled since fall.