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30 Journal Entries to Self Discovery—Day 25

by Michelle Schultz 4 years ago in goals
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What do I need to learn today that will help with my future goals?

Hey everyone! Happy day twenty-five!! I still can't believe we only have five days left. Time flew by. I hope you all continue to read my posts after this. I hope I've been enjoyable enough that you want to keep reading my posts after this! Have fun with these last few days! Here's the quote of the day: "Writing is something you do alone. It's a profession for introverts who want to tell a story but don't want to make eye contact while they're doing it."—John Green

DAY TWENTY-FIVE: WHAT DO I NEED TO LEARN TODAY THAT WILL HELP WITH MY FUTURE GOALS?

Well, I need to learn a lot of things. There is a vast amount of knowledge I need to learn. I am the first to admit that I do not know everything. My dad loves when I say that because I thought I knew everything in high school. I was a very dumb teenager. However, now learning is one of my favorite activities. I'm working on business school right now. I don't know that I'm actually learning any new information yet and I'm really beginning to wonder what the hell I'm paying for. But I'm going and studying...kind of. I won't complain about it much since I love school anyway. I wish school was free because I would go for the rest of my life, for fun. Only to classes I like though.

I really need to learn more about writing though. One of my favorite quotes is: "Continue to learn; what you know will never be enough." That is the reason I own pretty much every book on writing in existence. It's entirely too much for one person to own and I have not read them all. I try to read like one a month though. I have about seven notebooks filled with notes on writing. They all sit on my bookshelf next to my bed so that when I'm stuck while I'm writing, I pull them off the shelf and go through them for inspiration. I also try very hard to read multiple books a month in different genres just to get a good sense of how other people write. I fully believe it's a good idea to view how other people do things even if they're not exactly the same as what you hope to accomplish. It's still good study material. And I mean, who doesn't love a good book?

But I'm supposed to be writing about what I could learn today that would help me with my future goals. I guess the main thing I could learn would be about mythological creatures. I've been slowly reading up on them for a book I'm working on (and have been working on for about a year), but I should be doing more. I should be researching more before I write, but I've been writing, researching, and rewriting according to my research. I need to get books on mythological creatures and learn as much as I can and write accordingly. Then I can edit just based on the style of my writing, not on the facts. Plus, editing because of facts take a lot longer to edit than editing because of writing. It would probably make writing a lot quicker and easier. That is definitely what I should learn today.

My thoughts: This is actually an interesting self-discovery question. It really made me think. I believe it's a great question especially if your main focus with this self-discovery project is to improve yourself to focus on one main thing. I also think it's perfectly placed in the journal entry journey. It's placed just far enough out that you're already focused. Great question.

Day Twenty-Five: What Do I Need to Learn Today That Will Help with My Future Goals?

Well, I need to learn a lot of things. There is a vast amount of knowledge I need to learn. I am the first to admit that I do not know everything. My dad loves when I say that because I thought I knew everything in high school. I was a very dumb teenager. However, now learning is one of my favorite activities. I'm working on business school right now. I don't know that I'm actually learning any new information yet and I'm really beginning to wonder what the hell I'm paying for. But I'm going and studying... kind of. I won't complain about it much since I love school anyway. I wish school was free because I would go for the rest of my life, for fun. Only to classes I like though.

I really need to learn more about writing though. One of my favorite quotes is: "Continue to learn; what you know will never be enough." That is the reason I own pretty much every book on writing in existence. It's entirely too much for one person to own and I have not read them all. I try to read like one a month though. I have about seven notebooks filled with notes on writing. They all sit on my bookshelf next to my bed so that when I'm stuck while I'm writing, I pull them off the shelf and go through them for inspiration. I also try very hard to read multiple books a month in different genres just to get a good sense of how other people write. I fully believe it's a good idea to view how other people do things even if they're not exactly the same as what you hope to accomplish. It's still good study material. And I mean, who doesn't love a good book?

But I'm supposed to be writing about what I could learn today that would help me with my future goals. I guess the main thing I could learn would be about mythological creatures. I've been slowly reading up on them for a book I'm working on (and have been working on for about a year), but I should be doing more. I should be researching more before I write, but I've been writing, researching, and rewriting according to my research. I need to get books on mythological creatures and learn as much as I can and write accordingly. Then I can edit just based on the style of my writing, not on the facts. Plus, editing because of facts take a lot longer to edit than editing because of writing. It would probably make writing a lot quicker and easier. That is definitely what I should learn today.

My thoughts: This is actually an interesting self-discovery question. It really made me think. I believe it's a great question especially if your main focus with this self-discovery project is to improve yourself to focus on one main thing. I also think it's perfectly placed in the journal entry journey. It's placed just far enough out that you're already focused. Great question.

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About the author

Michelle Schultz

I'm mostly an editorial writer. I love to share my opinions and experiences. I don't hold back and I swear so if you take offense easily, my articles probably aren't for you. I'm a single mom just trying to stay sane.

@loreleismom

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