My journal entries are very raw and frank that is why while I used to share my journaling openly, I’ve opted to blur the journaling this time around. I’ve also used my entries to encourage myself to move forward and be more optimistic. For the most part, it’s a continuing effort. But at the end of the day, just seeing the entries that are already done gives me a sense of accomplishment. To me, it’s a very concrete manifestation of physically moving forward which helps me motivation-wise.
Here’s a layout that I rendered by doing layers of text. First, there’s a highlighter background rendering of the lyrics of a favorite song of mine by Rupert Holmes, “Touch and Go”.
There are two main lines here (totally unrelated to the song) but they are really visible only when you look closely it have the book in your hands.
On the left is the title of this post: “Life isn’t fair but God is.”
Then under the main journal entry which I wrote using a black fine sharpie, I write “It will get better.”
It’s very busy but that was the whole point of layering the texts with minimal drawings. I had started doodling these type of flower scribbles when I was in high school and haven’t really used them in any layout so I did on this one.
This is how it end up looking once done:
Til the next entry..