When you journal, you are turning over the earth of your mind and soul and getting it ready for planting ideas. Journaling is a non-judgmental task. Just write down what comes to mind. Let your pen on the paper be an extension of your thoughts. Do not try to think about what you are going to say first and then write it down. This is not meant to be a perfect composition. The action is much more important than the result.

So I guess every day now this is going to be where I work on my daily assignments, but also talk about what’s on my mind.

Today I’m feeling anxious about my new job coming up. And about having to get all the rest of my stuff from New Jersey. Tomorrow I have to go to get a physical/TB test and get my fingerprints taken.

I’ve been playing Borderlands each day as well as working on my GRE words. Borderlands is really fun! Peter is great to play with and I think I’m getting better! He says I “don’t suck”. 😛 I chose to be the Hunter character, which means I basically specialize in sniping.

I am working on my GRE words as well, like I said. Learning vocab is always a challenge for me. I don’t know why I am so great with grammar and writing in general, but have such a poor vocabulary. I’m terrible at knowing what words mean. 😦

Your assignment today is to write a definition of yourself. Define yourself in three sentences or less. Then write down five things you really like about yourself and five things you wish you could change. Finally, if you could look deep inside, what color do you imagine your soul to be and why? Do this exercise quickly, and don’t spend too much time pondering your answers. Write down the first things that come to mind, and then leave it. Keep this definition in your notebook, and you will refer to it again a few months from now.

I’m a kind, loving, and reserved person who loves to listen to and help others. I love to learn and challenge myself intellectually, think deeply, and reflect on myself and the world. I am peaceful and love having a quiet, comfortable, but engaging life filled with meaningful people and hobbies.

Five things I like:

1) I am peaceful, loving & kind; truly care about others
2) I am hardworking and studious; love to learn and improve myself
3) I get really passionate about the things I enjoy and care about
4) I’m a great listener and advisor
5) I have a goofy sense of humor and make people laugh

Five things I wish I could change:

1) I would like to be less shy/anxious with people
2) I want to be more physically active/lose weight
3) I want to spend more time with others
4) I want to be more proactive about getting things done
5) I want to be less structured and go with the flow more easily

The color of my soul is green. Not only is it my favorite color, but I think it reflects who I am and the things that are important to me. For me, green is about peace, harmony, and being one with yourself and nature. That’s what my internal world is like most of the time.

Start another list of Action Items in your journal. This is a list of tasks you never seem to get around to doing. This is just a list of simple things. You don’t have to do any of them today. Just create the list. What does this have to do with dreams? You’ll see.

Have a game night with the family

Go to indoor water park

Finish a painting

Read The Lord of the Rings

Watch horror movies for Halloween (Starts Oct. 19th)

Play an Ace Attorney Case

Finish Season 1 of Arrested Development

Call a therapist

Go wine tasting

Finish Bioshock: Infinite

Start a scrapbook

Play Portal 2

Play Borderlands

Make a GRE Workbook/Vocabulary list

Make a TB test appointment

Fingerprints

Get work clothing

Get my stuff from Michael’s