Annie Jones

Writer, Writing Teacher, Self-Growth Educator

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Become Self-Aware Through Writing

When we write for ourselves, for our own benefit, we begin to recognize what is most important to us through the process of putting pen to paper. Through this, self-awareness grows, and we are inevitably and ultimately better equipped to foretell what our aspirations truly are — and better yet, better equipped to follow said pursuits that evoke curiosity and wonder.

It is of utter importance that we spend time with our thoughts. Since writing is a vehicle for personal change, when we do write, even if it’s just a list of 20 things we love, our whole being flourishes.

Throughout the duration of this class, you will be encouraged to keep a personal journal, writing with only ink penIn about 20 minutes, what is most important to you will be revealed.  

Throughout the duration of this class, you will be encouraged to keep a personal journal, writing with only ink pen. In about 20 minutes, what is most important to you will be revealed.  

Assignment #1: Write for 10 minutes about who you are, what you want, who you want to become, where you want to go, what you want to give, what you want to learn...anything. After completing this refreshing practice, upload a typed version of your handwritten aspirations to the class.

Assignment #2: Reread your work but do not edit. Find 2 or 3 things that are achievable. Go out. Do them. Become them. No excuses. Put aside your to-do list of boringness and begin living the life in which you are actually interested in. Then, report back here with breakthroughs and real-life-progress.

My hope is that you will understand the value of writing, checking in with the self, and learning how the heart grows when it is deeply listened to. Thank you.

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