The Answer Is In The Things People Ask You

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Charles Peguy said it best by saying “It’s the essence of genius to make use of the simplest ideas” .

After reading a recent post from Justjulieandherblog on her search for stories that you would typically find in a journal. I was inspired!

This was the first time I thought about journal writing as a niche and it made sense. It’s simple, doesn’t require a lot of skill, and has so many benefits.

The more I thought about journal writing as a niche or even a style, I thought about the following:

  • Everyone has written in a journal at least once in their lives.
  • There’s no right or wrong way to keep one.
  • Self reflection, life expectations, and goals are relatable topics.

Then the light bulb turned on in my head, and excitement grew. I quickly wrote down all the ideas coming to me, only wishing I could write faster. LOL

Before I knew it I felt like I had a series of blog posts that came from ONE simple idea…


The benefits of writing in a journal are underestimated and long lasting. Studies have shown that keeping a journal can promote a healthy lifestlye.

By journaling for 15–20 minutes a day can easily help you:

  • keep track of personal growth
  • express thoughts freely and clearly
  • evaluate strengths/areas of improvement
  • record memories and ideas
  • boost your creativity
  • managing anxiety
  • reduce stress

In true journal style I went inward and I thought about the things people ask me ALL of the time and made a little list. Next to each category I wrote the number of years experience I had and a few notes on each.


“Things People Ask Me” is a six part series where I share my knowledge and enthusiasm for a variety of things. I’ll be covering areas of Dentistry, haircare, pets self-care and more. These chosen topics are based off, of what people have typically ask me about over the years.

I’m not the “expert” in any one category, but my experiences and the lessons I learned along the way make me a great reference. I have a passion for sharing the information I know.

I thought it would be a fun, low-pressure way to show you how you could put things into perspective no matter where you were in life. Even if you have been displaced, changed careers, feel lost, or just don’t know what to do next. Situations are temporary and so are the feelings you have right now.


My hope is that by the end of the series, you are inspired to use the information you possess to create new spaces for yourself and others. I’m reminding you that you already have everything you need inside of you. There is experience, education, and passion inside of you that NOT enough people know about. If you choose to be an expert in something than just do it! Don’t allow fear to make you feel stuck!

Today’s standards will tell you that worthiness is measured in bank accounts, net worths, and the number of Birkin bags you own. Don’t let external desires and instant results ( which are also temporary) prevent you from tapping into the power that’s already in you.

The next time your journaling re-read some of your older entries and let me know in the comments what you discover!

What areas do people see you as the expert? What questions you are frequently asked?

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Delia Pena-Gay

Delia Pena-Gay

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