Jotting down thoughts.
For a long time I’ve contemplated keeping a journal. The fascination can likely be attributed back to the visual examples of Thomas Wayne’s hand-written journal in Batman or Captain Picard’s daily recorded ‘Captain’s Log’. Keeping a regular account of personal and/or professional thoughts may be a positive method to exercise what’s on my mind, whether others read it or not, it’s been said. There is a certain comfort in that. My fear has always been that what I write may be too personal or misconstrued by an unintended audience. Or perhaps what I write is interesting enough that it might ignite conversation with others, friends or complete strangers, which in turn could have extrinsic benefits. Either way I have to start somewhere, so for the time being I’ll start with professional musings, actions and affects that come from the various projects I take part in.
In the end, self-servingly, a journal writer has to wonder if one day they’ll be a topic of curiosity to the point that people search out their writings. I suppose it could go either way; regarded vs infamous, hopefully interesting enough that they’re imparting words of wisdom to whomever may take the time to read it.