Dawn DeVries Sokol


{Journal Rant}

Happy Friday! It’s that time again where we play with a prompt.

Usually, I try to present positive prompts. But today, I just had to rant. And maybe sometimes you feel the need to vent, too. I believe that journals should contain positive imagery, energy, and words. But negative events from real life can sometimes wind up on those pages. That’s what happened to me this week.

After hearing about Gov. Spitzer and listening to countless high-priced call girls talk about their “jobs” on news shows, I just couldn’t take it anymore. The news of recession, inflation and everything else going on got to me. I’m a news junkie, so it can be difficult for me to turn it off. And I hadn’t been watching much news for a while until we turned the corner toward the primaries. Then my news obsession kicked in once again.

Now, I’m not one to air my political or moral views on this blog. I’ve said that before. But I think that this prompt is a good one...and this is only a sample. It’s not to upset anyone or to start any arguments. It is what it is—my rant:


So today, JUST VENT. Let it out all over your page: whatever may be bothering you, festering in your head or eating away at your nerves. Spill it. In your own way, journal all of it. It doesn’t matter how. All that’s important today is the WHAT. And if nothing’s bothering you today, then I want to shake your hand and recommend you put this one in your files for another day. In fact, if you can do this, I’m a wee bit jealous.

Make it a GREAT Friday!