I began writing my journal on Ash Wednesday this year. I did this as my Lenten Promise to prioritize my mental health and keep myself in check. I would work on this at night and evaluate my day to see what I can do to improve my mental health. This is a very casual form of writing, and occasionally includes one quote with some drawings. There is little at stake during these writings because they are only for me to use them as a mental checkpoint. I would try to center myself before making an entry as I would do before praying. Keeping this journal was difficult, and there were several days I did not make a journal entry. However, through this I was able to learn some new things about myself. As this journal, because it was not shown to anyone, I did not expect a response, but rather personal feedback.