Love Sinatra. I have had many conversations with people regarding their creative endeavors. The reoccurring thought is “I’m not that creative” or “I’m not that talented” For many of these people they were interested in scrapbooking, bullet journaling, personal journals things that are personal expressions.
The hardest thing I think we do is comparing ourselves to one another. This art form, therapeutic as it is, is not up for criticism. Journaling is deeply personal, “for your eyes only” kind of thing. Of course, if you decide to share your journal, know it doesn’t matter what other people think because it is you on these pages. You at your best, you at your worst, you for everything you are.
As for the not being an artist, or not being creative… STOP! You are creative. You and only you can tell your experience and document them in a journal. First, ask yourself how do you want your journal to function? It’s form vs. function. I use my journals as a bullet journal and a travel journal. I also use my journals to draw and doodle, it’s my art therapy. I also use my journals to keep track of things that are important to my overall well-being.
You may use your journal for other things. The point is your journal doesn’t have to be in the Louver next to the Old Masters’ of the Renaissance. You are not being graded on your creativity. “Journaling is a personal, non-judgmental place for you to create and record your story”. Yeah, I said that.
You can do this, and you will not regret it. Let all the ideas out and see where the journey takes you. Need help getting started? Need resources for supplies? Let me know in the comments. I would happy to answer any questions.