If I Had a Diary...

By Fatima K - August 09, 2015

If I had a journal/diary it would read something like this:

Today was a roller coaster of emotions! We decided to venture on a mini road trip - I say 'mini' because it was just for the day. Thankfully I had the day off today and so I didn't need to worry about getting home in time for work. I did want to be home by seven because that would mean I could meet the lovely L, but going on past experiences no matter how much we tried to be on time, we never were back early.

Our last trip was, depending on how you look at life, both a disaster and a success! I drove to every single place twice, thats right, TWICE. I'm not even joking. Initially we were just supposed to have a lovely day browsing shops and use the time for family bonding, but I ended up driving a heck load more. That's how it was a disaster, but it was a success because there was a lot of family bonding, we spent a lot of time, albeit in a car, we had lovely food, desserts and well, fun! So yes, a disastrous success.

This day, I thought to myself, would be the same but with more success and less disaster because lets face it, I'm not the best at navigating a motor vehicle - put me on foot and tell me to make my way somewhere any day!!

So yes, we hit the road about an hour later than planned but at least we made it out of the house! :) The traffic was not as bad as it has been in the past and there were fewer roadworks this time. Don't you just hate it when you are driving at a rather fast speed and then suddenly a massive sign tells you to slow down - and you have to rather quickly because there are speed cameras - like why would you do that to motorists??? Seriously WHY?? - it should be a gradual decrease in speed not a sudden one as that's dangerous!

But we made it :) And once we got into the city, we decided to stick the sat nav on (we know the way there it's once we're there that's the tricky bit) and off we headed to get food. Only the sat nav didn't register the road closures so yes, we went round in circles a few times as it kept rerouting to the same way - and then I decided to tell the sat nav to get lost and braved diversion signs like I should have in the first place. We made it!!! Hooray!!

We also managed to get some holiday things sorted and at that time, on the drive home, I couldn't decide how I felt. I was super happy that we were finally sorting things out but there was a part of me that was, is, super worried that it will all go pants up...again. My family is amazing at changing plans at the very last minute and therefore my faith in their plans is often obliterated and I'm more than often left disappointed. Isn't it crazy how in families, despite there being more than one person in a family, it only takes one person to bring everything to a halt. In my family that idiot definitely exists. Grrrrr.....

So, what did you guys think? Do you keep a diary/journal?

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  1. I journal most mornings - following the practice laid out by Julia Cameron in The Artist's Way. It really helps me face the day calmly and joyfully.

    1. I'll have a look at that :) I'd love to journal and I think I will soon! :) good luck x


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