Random Journal Day

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We are a gathering of Journal Keepers who meet monthly to share from the pages of our journals.

Random Journal Day is held the first Friday of every month. The link is open all weekend!

2015 RJD links:

January 2, February 6, March 6, April 3, May 1, June 5, July 3, August 7, September 4, October 2, November 6, December 4.

We look forward to seeing seeing you and your journal!

Random Journal Day is hosted at Enthusiastically, Dawn but was birthed due to ideas posted by Recovering Church Lady’s own Susie Klein.

Merriam-Webster states that the definition of a journal is:
a record of experiences, ideas, or reflections kept regularly for private use.

This monthly meet up  is a place for private journal writers to share their hearts and thoughts, bravely and safely, as they feel comfortable in doing so, by choice. The entries probably were not originally intended to be shared, nor were they written for that specific purpose.
Creative journals and art journals are welcome as well. The definition above is pretty broad.

How you record and reflect your journey is unique to you.

Writers and Artists come together and inspire one another onto greater creativity and inspiration.

We rub elbows, learn, grow and discover through our sharing, that we are not so different after all.

We share a common love for creating, expressing, recording, capturing.

Journal Keepers are compelled to journal their journey…one way or another.

The writing I share for Random Journal Day was not written for an “audience”,  however, I believe that as we share our personal reflections and thoughts (as we are led) – we open our hearts to authentically connecting with others who will be encouraged, inspired or challenged in some way.
Please use wisdom and discernment as you share,

but know that your heart is welcome here…


As always, if you have any questions, don’t hesitate to e-mail me: dawn (dot) paoletta (at) gmail.com


Random Journal Day Featured Journal Keepers 2014

Would you like to be a Featured Journal Keeper?

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61 Comments (+add yours?)

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  5. susieklein
    Apr 06, 2014 @ 12:13:35

    Thanks for the mention at the top Dawn! Is that the change you made?



  6. enthusiasticallydawn
    Apr 06, 2014 @ 12:58:09

    Hi Susie! Yes, that’s it. At first I tried to just make it sound community based… but I wanted your portion to be acknowledged as well. I thought this wording accomplished that. Plus, I did not want it to be a pressure on you… involvement wise. Plus, I did this on the initiation of my new place. Hugs! PLUS!



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  17. Joy Pedrow
    Jun 30, 2014 @ 11:12:29

    Hello!! If you ever need a write for the journal keeper I would love to do it =]



    • enthusiasticallydawn
      Jul 01, 2014 @ 13:59:44

      Hi Joy, the Featured Journal Keeper is usually one of those who regularly contributes to the community each month by linking a post from their journal. That being said, I would love to have you join with us on a regular basis and be a Featured Journal Keeper in the future! Look forward to peeking in your journal!



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  23. Jeanette Levellie
    Nov 19, 2014 @ 14:55:31

    What a great idea! I keep a prayer journal, a journal about issues that bug me, and a “mom” journal, while I walk with her through Alzheimer’s. They all help me in various ways.



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  28. Terri Bradley
    Jan 05, 2015 @ 18:42:15

    Hello all,
    This is my first time actively participating in a blog so I am sure I will be lost for a while. This is my second time here trying to figure it out; it typically takes several passes for me. I was inspired to start writing this year and inspired also to start doing what I say I would do; so, here I am.
    I must say when I started to review this blog I was deeply moved by the first prompt from last years journaling challenge. I was not expecting to be inspired b writing about my husband and how we first met or anything about him or us at all. I was so inspired I was actually paralyzed by the thought and the emotions the prompt prompted if I may score a pun.
    Anyhow I am on point to start writing. I believe it is God who wants me and other believers to start to write more. If his main point of communication was to leave us is inspired written word then how much more should the believer have to say? We are here to continue work on his behalf….
    …and so it goes.



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  36. ocjarman1
    Mar 09, 2015 @ 14:38:11

    I plan to be here, on the 6th of April!!



  37. ocjarman1
    Mar 09, 2015 @ 14:39:10

    Ooopps! 4/3/15!!



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  40. ocjarman1
    Apr 29, 2015 @ 14:02:03

    I’ll be in “attendance”, on 4/1, in the evening, I think? This weekend has the strong potential of being VERY crazy! I’m getting a lot of my belongings back to me, after 7 years of not having these items.



  41. ocjarman1
    Apr 29, 2015 @ 14:02:56

    Again, I goofed 5/1!



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