Since Governor Inslee's "Stay Home, Stay Healthy" order, opens a new window went into effect, you may be wondering how you're going to get through the next few weeks. Many folks have turned to creativity in these uncertain times. One way to engage creatively is to document this historic moment by keeping a journal. The journals of today, opens a new window will become primary source material that will show future generations the true collective experience of this pandemic. The most well-known historic example of this is Anne Frank's The Diary of a Young Girl, opens a new window. Whether this is a regular practice for you or a brand-new experience, here are some ways to get started on journaling your way through COVID-19.
Starting a Journal
What better occasion to start a journal? These are strange times we're living in, and journaling is a way to capture this unique moment in history. It's also a great way for people of all ages to process and cope with what the world is experiencing right now. Journals can be a great way to organize and structure your time while you're stuck inside, too. The best part is that a journal can be whatever you need it to be during this period of isolation, and you can create one with whatever you already have lying around. Here are some eBooks with ideas to get you started. You can also check out the full list here., opens a new window