Samara O'Shea

In Journal News . . .

I feel I’ve been writing about letter writing, political prisoners, and infidelity so much lately I forgot about my other love: Journaling! I’ve got some news on the journal front.

1. I Lost a Journal I know. I can’t believe it either. This has NEVER happened to me before. Luckily it wasn’t a journal journal (meant only for writing the deepest of thoughts) but it was rather one of my notebook journals where I write to-do lists, addresses, and the occasional deep thought. After going over it again and again in my mind, I know I must have left it on the train from Newport to Philly. I know I had it with me when I boarded the train. If someone found it, there’s nothing in it that would point them to me. Sure there are plenty of e-mail addresses and phone numbers, but the person who found it would have to say “I have a black journal here with a red car on the cover. I’m not sure who it belongs to, but your name is in it!” The thing I’m most upset about losing is a card with 5 yoga classes on it. I won it at a silent auction last December (yes, December) and haven’t used it all this time. I thought Summer is the perfect time to take up yoga again! Shoved it in the back of my notebook journal (because it’s always with me), and then went ahead and lost it. There’s nothing written in the journal that I’m devastated by losing, except the fleeting thoughts. Those gems are gone for good. Sigh. I hope whoever finds it enjoys it.

2. The Travel Journal Has Made it’s Way to Me: A kindred spirit that I met on Facebook a while back started a traveling journal and it came to me over the weekend. I’m excited and intimidated to contribute. The other entries are wonderful. I took a few pictures of the pages. If you’re interested in contributing, you’re certainly welcome to. Click on the link (traveling journal) and get in touch with Dave.

Journal 1

Journal 2

Journal 3