I love my family, right?! They wreck my head at times and at other times they say the right thing just when I need to hear it.
But do I ever get to really say the things I mean? Do I mean some of the things I sometimes say?
Because it gives us time out and a little bit of space. To be ourselves and say what are we about. Why should they even care? A Klok can be short or long, a personalised image, a memory, or even a moment that meant a lot to us. A personal message, an intro to our life or a bloggy mission statement, a manifesto you had for the future, or a simple outline of the types of things you hoped to see published.
To help you get started, here are a few questions:
- Why are you sharing publicly, rather than keeping a personal memoir?
- What stuff do you think about? You’ll write about what grabs you emotionally.
- Who would you love to connect with via your memory box?
- If you Klok successfully throughout the next year, what would you hope to have accomplished?
You’re not locked into any of this; one of the wonderful things about Klokbox is how kloks constantly evolve as we learn, grow, and interact with ourselves — but it’s good to know where and why you started and articulating your emotions and feelings may just give you a few other klok ideas.
Can’t think of how to get started? Just write the first thing that pops into your head. Anne Lamott, the author of a book on writing we love, says that you need to give yourself permission to write a “crappy first draft”. Anne makes a great point — just start writing, and worry about editing it later.
You’re always ready to publish because our loved ones will always want to feel special to us — klok about your life, your journey, writing, photography, fiction, parenting, food, cars, movies, sports, or whatever. These kloks will always help you, and others who care about your life, to find you in the message.
Be the first to try it out and even use Klokbox for up to one year for free. Sign up here: