As I look over the early years of my blog, it is sort of like a little writing journal---the things I was writing, thinking about, and worrying over. I admit, I've kept a real journal since I was twelve years old. I love writing about my day and little insights I've received. There's also something very therapeutic about journals, at least for me. I write down my feelings, get things out of my head and on the paper so it isn't hanging over me, if that makes sense.
At first, I was thinking that someone should probably burn all my journals after I die, because I am very honest in them since no one reads them but me, but now I'm starting to think that my journals show a true picture of my journey. I am a mess sometimes. I get angry and frustrated. I handle things badly and regret not thinking before I speak more often than I'd like. But I look back at those entries now and I see how far I've come. The older I get, the easier it seems to just love myself and the people around me, and not care so much about what the world thinks or what "should" be done or what I could have done differently. I'm feeling more and more comfortable in my skin.
So, long story short, I love journals! I love see my progress as a human being. I love that I have my "writing blog journal" that marked where I was in my writing journey at the time.
But here's my question to you: do you keep a journal? Why or why not?
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