I have this incredible philosophy professor [whom I complain about more than anything, but dearly adore in reality] who insists that I write, write, write. His persistence is actually what prompted me to start this blog in the first place. I’m not sure why he wants me to write – to become better, I assume? I don’t actually want to be a writer, but the ability to express one’s thoughts, relate one’s emotions, and communicate via means other than 140 character tweets is becoming a long-lost trait and I find that saddening. I love to read, and I love for others to write things for me to read, so I encourage writing.
Journaling is a bit different than writing your philosophical thoughts on time or existentialism, though. It’s personal. And, seeing as how everyone has a person (unless you’re like Giles or Hume and believe in the No-Self theory, anyway), that means everyone has something to journal about. Many people don’t journal, though, because they can’t think of anything about which to write. That’s where this journaling course comes in handy!
I happened upon Rebecca Kelsey and her e-course in journaling by accident when looking for reviews of an entirely different course. While the majority of the prompts aren’t exactly philosophical in nature, they definitely get the juices flowing. Many times, I started the prompts and divulged my thoughts on the questions, and then then veered off to other related subjects and found myself with a flowing streams of consciousness which to transcribe. I also love that the course is online – there’s no chance that I’ll print it, lose it, and never see it again. At any given time, I can log right in and pick up where I left off!
So, if you’re looking for quick ideas and want to get your juices flowing, Rebecca’s journaling e-course is definitely a good way to go. And besides, who doesn’t like supporting other small businesses?