Day 19: 31 Days of Journal Writing

Crystal BallDay 19: What do you see in your crystal ball?

 Do you ever gaze into a crystal ball seeking your future?

Ask a psychic?

Who can resist the temptation of asking the Magic 8 Ball?

Not me. When I come across one of those little boogers I ask it a question, shake vigorously, and anxiously await the response.

Most likely.

Ask again later.

Outlook not so good.

Ah, how those responses could make or break an afternoon!

Personally, I have found my own journal to be far more effective than ball gazing, sessions with a psychic, or shaking vigorously.

Not that I don’t like those things. They are fun and I once had a session with a psychic who started my session with a card reading and identified that I was pregnant and that it would be a healthy boy. That was the day after my positive pregnancy test letting me know Jude was on his way. January 8, 2011.

And if she had been wrong I would have thought nothing of it.

I can’t speak for everyone here, because I’m not everyone, but all of the stuff that I dreamed about in my journal became my reality at some point.

  • College and grad school.
  • Marrying and divorcing my first husband.
  • Marrying Brian.
  • Kids.
  • Ayla getting picked in the lottery for a charter school.
  • Working part-time from home as a new mom.
  • Getting a full-time faculty position.
  • Brian getting a job that would move me away from Tallahassee and allow me to work on my business.

Every single one of these big, milestone events in my life started out as a thought in my journal.

Guess what I do now? I keep writing about the future.

I write about the trips I want to take. Right now my focus is on spending a month in France in 2018 to celebrate my 40th birthday.

I write about how I want my own career to grow.

I write about Brian’s career too; it’s worked before.

It doesn’t stop there. There are other pieces that have to be in play too. Some of them are:

  • Belief
  • Your own awareness of opportunities that come your way that get you one step closer – and taking those opportunities!
  • Focus on the possibilities and in the face of failure, look honestly to see what you can learn
  • Gratitude for both where you are now and where you want to be

The coolest thing about these pieces? It’s all just more awesome-ness to explore in your journal.

Prompt for today: If you knew your journaling practice was a powerful tool for manifesting what you want in your life, what would you write about?

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Sara Marchessault is a coach, writer, and mom who helps busy women use journaling to create more space in their life for being productive without feeling overwhelmed. Visit to get your FREE Journal Protection Plan and start using your journal to create more joy in your life.


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