This is the first blog post for Jamie‘s The Next Chapter: Wreck This Journal book blogging experience. I have been really looking forward to letting out my destructive tendencies! My Mom and I have been sitting out on my deck a lot and I did some of the exercises with pen but this morning I brought out my markers:
So I could do this! Then I wanted to do something even more destructive so I did this:
Up on my deck, I let the journal drop!
That’s actually an action shot, LOL. Not super great photography but it was cool to try and take a picture as my journal fell.
And it landed in the morning dew in our too-tall grass. I know this sort of thing may seem crazy to do to a book. As a woman with a Creative Writing and English Degree who spent many years working in many bookstores, this should feel totally wrong. And it doesn’t! In fact I can’t wait to attack the book even more. We are too conditioned to live safely, treat everything gently. Oh the joy of allowing ourselves to do something “bad” which it really isn’t. It’s just a book. This book has given us permission to attack it. It is not alive. It does not hurt. It’s OK ladies, go crazy. Get out those knives and start tearing it apart. It’s good for us!
For those of you who are new to my blog, please note that because of health reasons I am restricted to spending time at my own blog and will not be able to visit and comment back so please do not feel pressured to do so here unless you really want to. I wish I could do more but for now my energy stops at the destruction of our book club journal.