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I actually really like this jetpens article about journal writing. Like, I was already neck deep into keeping a journal when I read it, but it still lays out the habit nice and clearly with so many neat paths to follow and it helped me consider further how I want to journal in the future.

jetpens.com/blog/How-to-Journa

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Today I will spend most of the day looking at the Event Horizon Telescope image of Sgr A*!

This is the first direct image of the emission immediately outside of our Milky Way’s central supermassive black hole!!!

This is one of the most spectacular sunsets I ever saw while working at ESO's Paranal Observatory in Chile.

The Atacama Desert is extremely dry, but clouds do show up sometimes. That day there were several dark clouds releasing very light rain that vaporised before reaching the ground. These wispy veils (called "virga") were lit by the golden sunset light, creating a lovely contrast with the blue sky above.

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Whoops! I made that last post public didn't I? lol

Oh well. that's p much a preview of what goes on behind closed doors lol.

I'm very excited to tune up my bike. I'm going to bike far and wide, allll around this city! I'm going to see everything! I'm going to lie in the grass!

I'm seeing a lot of proclamations that there should be no exceptions to describing your images or that there's no reason to interact with any that aren't described.

I know these mean well, but they are themselves ableist.

Disabled people know that access needs can clash. I benefit from described images, but I know some people struggle to write them because of their own disabilities.

And that's okay! The culture of image descriptions is great here but it should never be absolutist.

Cons:

- none

(maybe there's some but I can't think of any? Maybe one of them could be that journals use paper and that's bad for the environment, but then you can just keep a private digital journal if you want. Though ngl i don't think paper journals are what's breaking the tree bank, i think that award goes to the lumber industry, for, like, construction.)

Pros:

- You can choose a cute notebook.
- You can get a special pen to write with.
- You can put stickers on it.
- You can put stickers IN it.
- Improve your penmanship
- Write about anything you want, including the most weird and minute things (I have one entry where I just wrote about Parícutin because I felt like it)!
- It feels good to finish one.
- Keeps you off of social media.
- Helps you work through your thoughts without the expectation or pressure to perform for an audience.

Everyone should get really into keeping a journal.

Journals are really nice imo. I had more things to say about what's happening on twitter but instead I decided to take those messy thoughts to a private place and I feel better.

I've been regularly keeping a journal since Feb 2021 and it has been such a big help. I know keeping a journal doesn't work for everyone but, I think for people who are inclined to share every stray thought on social media, they should give it a shot.

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