As I start out on my senior year here at Barnard, I have noticed that when my friends and I will reminisce about the past three years… and I seem to have huge blocks of time in my memory where I don’t remember anything spectacular happening. But, surely, something happened! I mean, I know I spent a lot of my days just going through my daily routine, but there were definitely fun little conversations with friends I wish I could put some sort of date on, and some small adventures within my schedule of busy-hood.
As a result, I have decided to start taking up writing a journal, but my kind of journal. I am not a person who writes often or for funsies… I’m more of a talker, and get more out of conversation with someone than with a piece of paper (that’s just my style though). The journal I’m thinking of taking up is going to be something more along the idea of writing 4 or 5 sentences about what I liked/want to remember/noticed about my day that isn’t class notes. My roommate has been doing a similar thing since first year, and I have been meaning to pick up a similar habit for 3 years.
So whether you are a first year, a senior, or anything in between, and were thinking about starting a journal or any kind of new “me time” activity, I say go for it! You won’t be the only one.
Wishing All a great first full week of classes!