Intro to the Challenge + 5 Minutes Worth of Thoughts

I believe journaling is a beautiful and intimate way to connect with your thoughts, emotions about the past, present & future. Diary of a Mad Black Dad has been a journey that i have enjoyed for the past 3 years. I aspire to take my writing and this site to new heights. I wanted to start a 5 day journaling challenge to push myself to write more, show that men do journal, and always talk about being a dad and sharing this space with other parents.


The first day of my challenge was to write out my thoughts for 5 minutes. I closed my eyes and attempted to type out my thoughts. Here is what I came up with. The only edits I made were spelling errors since my eyes were closed and I was trying to get my thoughts out. Tell me what you think!

  • My dad called, definitely threw off my process

  • I love my wife

  • Is this a form of meditation?

  • I am excited about my future

  • This particular job hunt process has been interesting and it makes me feel valued more than I ever have (professionally)

  • Dom keeps calling me and asking about his binoculars, he wants me to find Elmo and Cookie Monster

  • Now he’s trying to take my hands off the keyboard

  • I really be wishing the best for my friends & family. I feel like I'm pretty supportive, I hope they feel it.

  • i working out in the morning really makes you feel better about your day

  • I tried to sit in silence but I'm sure Dom would have found me so I just played the new Snoh Album

  • I think I've talked about this before but sometimes I unconsciously hold my breath. Does anybody else do that?