Ever since I can remember, I have had a love for journals of all kinds. From a very young age, I would print or write in diaries, notebooks, scribblers, any notebook-type thing I could find that I could fill pages with words. I always had this desire or inner need to put words on paper. (Could there be a deeper meaning to this?) For me, it was a chance to express thoughts and feelings either good or bad. I enjoyed tracking events, recording occurrences and playing with words to make them rhyme. I would pay careful attention that my penmanship was neat, that I stayed within the lines, all spelling was correct and do my best with the grammar part of it.
"Wreck This Journal" by Keri Smith, is a unique journal and like nothing I’ve ever seen before. As with all journals, this one is still an open invitation to self expression, but asks for it to be represented in a different manner. This little black book welcomes you to toss away all rules and restrictions you put on yourself when expressing in your journals. It challenges you to throw away all abandonment and let loose onto its’ pages!
It has gone snowshoeing, its accompanied me on a daily work commute or two, it has even come to bed with me! It’s not something I play with regularly, just once in awhile when I feel reckless with my thoughts!