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About the Site, My Mission and Me

Kristin DonovanHi. I’m so glad you found me. My name is Kristin and I’ve been journaling for more than two decades.

I’m here to show you how daily journal writing will enrich your life, clarify your emotions, and jump start your creativity.

Journaling my way is fast, easy, and remarkably eye-opening. I’ll guide you through the process using straightforward lessons, actionable tips, and stimulating writing prompts – illustrated by my own personal experience.

Learn how journaling will help you:
  • create a deeply satsifying and colorful life
  • connect with your true identity
  • improve your relationships
  • gain more energy and focus
  • eliminate bad habits
  • boost your creativity and dissolve writer’s block

You don’t have to consider yourself “creative” in order to grow tremendously through journaling. (Though I believe if you can make a sandwich you are, by definition, creative.) A daily practice is magical in its ability to shed light on your life, develop your insight, and connect you with your dreams.

You are already fabulous. And believe it or not,

  • you DO have enough time
  • you ARE creative enough
  • you’re NOT doing it wrong!

About Me

I’ve been writing since I could hold a pen. I guess that would be about 30 years now. I have an expensive piece of paper that says I can write, at least according to Boston University. More meaningful to me is the seven foot high stack of notebooks I’ve generated during twenty-two years of daily composition.

I’ve kept a daily journal since I was 13, and I now have over a hundred notebooks filled. Sometimes I read them on stage in a theater full of strangers.

I take pictures, too. I was a photojournalism major for a few seasons but realized I only took photos to distract people from criticizing my writing. I ditched my digital SLR and now I take snapshots with a point-and-shoot. The pictures are better because the stakes are lower.

I was born in coastal Connecticut and lived with my feet underwater until I was eighteen. Then I ventured to Boston to earn my aforementioned piece of paper. Afterwards, I worked as a copywriter and web content developer. In 2004, I packed my orange dwarf bunny and my crates of notebooks into my car and drove out to Seattle. I came for the coffee and the rock ‘n’ roll. I stayed for the mountains and the rain.

In order to fulfill a lifelong obsession, I lived on a houseboat for a couple of years – the S.S. Octopus of Loooove. Two people, three cats, 198 square feet. There’s a book in there, I’m sure of it. Living aboard taught me to tread lightly on the earth, and I’ve maintained this simple lifestyle on land. I still kayak on Lake Union.

I share my home with a rescued lynx-point Siberian Forest Cat named Nevadelia Lotus Blossom and a 9-foot-long Colombian Redtail boa constrictor known as Samhain. Samhain is the Gaelic version of Halloween, my favorite day of the year.

I love polaroids, classic cars, libraries, vintage furniture and public radio. I briefly lived on the beach. I’m nuts about vegan cooking and cascading stylesheets. I like to venture out very early in the morning, while my city is still asleep. I run often, but slowly. I wrote a novel in 27 days. I can read Tarot cards and talk to animals. I’m just over six feet tall.

I’m sure there’s something I’ve missed. If you think of it, please drop me a line and I’ll be happy to fill you in on the details.

Thanks for stopping by – please stay as long as you’d like. I’m about to put on some tea.

Kristin