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Then, one day, I had a moment of realization! All of those blogs were beautiful, all those bloggers were making magic with their journals. But none (or almost none) was… ordinary. For us, who are lacking the skills and talent for making beautiful journals. For us, whose journals were…ugly (or mediocre, at best). I had none to relate to. And I’m sure I’m not the only one.
There are so many people who would love to start journaling. So many who are lurking and wishing they could start their own bullet journal, junk journal or a planner of sorts, but are simply intimidated by all those beautiful images they stumble onto. So I decided to share my story. To share the story of “the ugly journal”.
I decided to start a blog to inspire those with less artistic skills to take up journaling. My sole mission is to show you that you don’t have to be a creative genius to start a journal. My mission is to show you that you too can be creative even though you’re not artistic. And to show you that what you do matters. It’s your journal, it’s your journey, and it’s your story.
Ugly or beautiful, the most important is that it’s YOURS. Uniquely yours. Nobody was born with a vast knowledge of making art. But some were brave enough to go on that journey and start working on it. The process of making a journal is the thing that matters. You are making it for yourself, not for display, and you can make it anyhow you want. It can be as ugly as you want. It doesn’t matter. What matters is to take that time for yourself and pour your soul onto that paper.
Believe me – it will be worth it!