I’ve only just started to get to know him. We get on really well -like siblings or friends. I’m reconnecting with my dads side of the family across the globe. It’s important to me esp bc I didn’t really know my dad. I like (very lightly) gothic stuff & thought it might be kind of cool to have an old style experience where you can’t tell what time period we’re in - up to a point I guess lol
Anyhow, the cool thing here in my opinion is that at the end of the year, we have an entire book w/ pics to read, instead a bunch of random texts.
It sounds really fun, but I'm confused. Do you each add to your journals once a week and then trade after a year without either of you seeing what you wrote until then? The journals aren't a conversation like pen pal letters?
And what do you journal about? Anything specific? Is there a theme?
I love the binding of the journal you shared.
Well the idea is we write every so often about what we wed want to talk to other about or just whatever thoughts we’d want to share and by the end of the year, we exchange books. So kind of like writing letters to an imaginary friend but to a real person 😂
I don’t really like texting bc there’s pressure to respond or responding at odd times causes confusion and honestly I write too long for texting and writing letters is just laborious, I never really did that.
Plus I just love the idea of having a whole book if a person without trying. Like a drop of water filling a bucket.
We’re not writing a book we’re writing a thought but creating a book —
and pics periodically
@VIVANT That works with people you already know (like family, in this example.). But it wouldn't work with someone you don't know already. Because #1 communication is a 2-way street, and it's a collaborative process. You can't really get to know somebody without having a conversation with them. And #2 no one will want to bear that level of honesty with someone they don't know. Because you first have to have Trust for that to happen. And you can't trust someone if you don't know them.
Sorry; "bare," not "bear."
I get it, Vivant. Sounds like a really fun ideal. 😃
Jamie he’s my cousin. And he’s a kid. Kids just put thoughts out there. It’s normal. Plus he dies a lot of stream of consciousness liie ke. I think it’ll work and anyhow he’ll have a nice journal either way 😊