365 – Meet My First Journal
In a bid to save my short term memory from scrambling forever I headed back to Kikki.K and splurged £18 on a super minimalist looking journal. 365 was the title as it contains 365 pages for jotting notes.
Why did I pay £18 for a journal?
Well I was in the shop and the lady showed me all of what they had to offer, ensuring to tailor the experience through uncovering exactly what I required it for and rather than try to find an equivalent and less interesting one elsewhere, I felt like it was meant to be. I won’t lie and act as if I didn’t resemble the Chris Brown meme on the inside when she answered my question about the price but I couldn’t resist.
£18? Really Khalid???
The journal allows me to summerise my day before I go to bed. So far I’ve completed three pages and after using touch screens and keyboards to type I’ve nearly lost all ability to write a readable sentence. My handwriting style is encrypted as I haven’t written anything for long periods of time using a pen since the days I was up to the early hours writing raps. By the end of each session I seem to be shaking my forearm out as I can feel it beginning to numb. The muscles I haven’t used in so long feel the strain of renewed activity as I kickstart an initiative resharpen my memory. As much as I love technology, I can’t help but notice the long term effect conveinience has on my short term memory. I invested in a journal in a bid to retrain and unscramble my short term memory because unlike a computer I can’t just swap a part of my brain like a stick of RAM or a Hard Drive. I have to take action.
Back To Analogue
As much as I love digital, I must admit that it keeps me distracted. My mind feels like it doesn’t want to stay still, it scrambles like autumn leaves across the concrete floor beneath the tower blocks in an urban jungle. My concentration is interrupted by urges to share or check something for no reason, scrolling through the same apps out of habit rather than purpose. My purchase is my way of saying “fuck that“, control your distractive urges, meditate on the task at hand and control the distortion in order to lock in and channel your subconscious to put your mind at ease.
Write it down. Write more. Free you mind. Release your thoughts and lighten your load.
That being said I have secretly republished Allegorically Speaking to iBooks so have a read of some Khalism and let me know your thoughts.