Journal Again

The birth of The Soul series 054Since investing more effort into my blog, I haven’t really been much for journaling, but it’s something I did all my life, really. I have quite a collection of them that I plan to do a video about sometime.

I haven’t done it in a really long time. At least, not consistently.

My current journal has been a mishmash of like everything and I’ve been using it since July 2012. It’s a little over half-filled.

Well, I’m changing that.

It’s nice – great, even – to have this blog and YouTube and Twitter to spout all my random thoughts on, but the things you feel compelled to write and the things you feel compelled to share are of two separate minds. I don’t wanna weigh down my followers with negative shit, personal memories, internal strife or ramblings where I try to figure out what I am thinking or feeling or trying to say.

One of the things that makes this particularly exciting is the fact that I’ve started taping things into my journals as well to give it a scrapbookish quality that meshes well with my scatterbrained thought processes.

Eventually, I’ll start a dream journal because those things are fucked up, but I think it’s important to have somewhere unpublished where your most private thoughts can go. For no one’s viewership but your own.

What are your thoughts on journals?

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14 comments on “Journal Again

  1. Caroline S. says:

    I like the scrapbook quality idea! I have always liked the idea of journaling, but I am terrible about it – mainly because I lie to myself through them, which negates their purpose. Also, I just don’t have that much that I feel I need to put down somewhere, if I’m having trouble I like to talk it out.

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  2. blondeusk says:

    Have been keeping a ‘5 positives a day’ journal – really helped turn my frown upside down. I am such a negative person so this really helps

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    • I did something similar about two years ago where you take a photo of something you’re grateful for every day of the year and it creates like a calendar of happy. It’s actually an app. I liked it a lot.

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  3. Rachel says:

    I think this is a great idea. I have a journal that I barely write in, but I do write in it when as I feel the need to do so. I started it as a suggestion from my therapist when I was diagnosed with Generalized Anxiety Disorder and my best friend since third grade started bullying me when we started high school. And a lot of changes have happened in my life in the past year so I found myself writing in it more lately.

    But I definitely think it’s great for your own eyes. A journal is like an imaginary friend you can tell anything to. I hope it helps you with both good things and bad.

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  4. Hi! I had journals as a preteen and teen. I wrote everything that was in my head. Then one day one of my sisters found one of them and read it out loud to a group of friends. She thought it was funny but I was crushed. I never owned a journal after that. Maybe that’s why I write fiction––hmm.

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