This April marks the launch of my Journaling Videos! If you were a member of my Journaling Club on Patreon, you received these videos every month. Marcus and I enjoyed making them and when I closed the club due to not being keen on Patreon and wanting more time for my writing projects, I missed them. So, I’m bringing them back and making them available to everyone. Hope you enjoy this!
I’m reading Bloodchild and Other Stories by Octavia Butler and wanted to journal using a sentence from her short story, The Evening and the Morning and the Night.
If you work hard enough
at something that doesn’t matter,
you can forget for a while
about the things that do.
— Octavia Butler
I call this form of journaling a “decorated quote” or “message picture.” I write down a word or sentence and then draw colorful, organic lines around it. I’ve been doing this form of journaling for 30 years or so (hard to remember when I started) and find that every time I do it, I feel relaxed and satisfied. It’s like an artsy meditation. So, grab your journal and some fine-point markers and let’s journal together!
I’m thinking of doing a monthly journaling livestream so that people can journal with me, converse with me using the chat, and watch the whole process live. Are you interested in something like this? If yes, pop a comment below and let me know.
ps. If you’d like to see more of my videos, visit my YouTube channel here.
Peg Cheng is the author of Rebel Millionaire, a guide for how to retire as a millionaire even if you make a modest income, and The Contenders, a novel that asks, can enemies become friends? She is also the proud owner of Plaid Frog Press with her husband Marcus Donner. Born in Southern California to Taiwanese parents, Peg currently lives in Seattle, Washington.
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AS Renner says
Yes, I’d love a monthly journaling Livestream with you!
Peg Cheng says
Thanks, Anja! Glad you like the idea. As a livestream queen yourself, I figured you might. 😉
Lisa Kinoshita says
Nice video, Peg! Your decorated quote reminds me of a thought bubble enclosed by a rainbow. A calming, meditative exercise.
Peg Cheng says
Thank you, Lisa! That’s a great way of thinking about it. 🌈 So glad you found my video calming and meditative.