I never used to use a journal at all and now I carry it everywhere I go. Over the past 2 years I have gone through significant changes in my health and wellness. It has been a long journey and sometimes it felt unmanageable and like I would never reach my destination. So what does that have to do with my journal? The biggest changes in my life from the outside would appear to be what I eat, the exercise I do and how I spend my time. The truth is that is about 20% of the story. The real changes are on the inside! I used to be afraid of looking inwards and definitely afraid of putting it on paper. I mean what if someone else saw all the ways I was broken, the fears I had or how I really felt? The truth is that by looking in I found all the answers I was looking for. I found my values, my self worth, the attachments that held me back and my integrity to myself. I even found my ideas for my future, what I love and how to connect to it more. So why do I love my journal? It’s all in there, it holds my reflections, my lessons and my goals. It is my lifeline when I need a boost. My memories of how I have managed to live through things and come out stronger. It reminds me of what is important and allows me to express my gratitude for it.