Post # 1
Does anyone here have a journal?
I started writing one recently but I feel so weird because I dont know who im writing to, just randomly putting how each day was for me.
Tell me about your and does your SO know about it? Does yours have a lock? What do you write in it..is it for future children, or just yourself
My FI found out about his ex cheating on him from her journal. They both had the same book and he accidently opened hers ..
right now my FI knows about mine and it doesnt lock
Post # 3
I have a journal that I started the day we got engaged. I’ve been writing cute love notes, wedding planning info, stuff about ours lives at this point, etc and will be giving to FI on our wedding day. He has no idea as far as I know. By the time the weddings here I’ll have been writing for almost 19 months. I used to keep a journal when I was younger but in high school I started to scrapbook instead.
Post # 4
@SaugaBride: I used to – I found it very theraputic to process my thoughts and feelings. I keep old journals around and know DH doesn’t get into them. For my old journals, I’m thinking about trashing them, as I don’t read them anymore and worry about them being read when I’m dead and gone… and not being around to explain anything! My journals are not what I want people to have as lasting memories of me!
Post # 5
@SaugaBride: Two Christmasses ago my cousin gave me a five year journal that asks questions every day. So I’m on my second year and can read what I answered last year on that day. I like it because it gives me a prompt and I usually write one sentence about something that happened that day (if something interesting did happen). Short and sweet.
Post # 6
- Wedding: March 2014 - Brazil Room
I have a journal but it’s not written “to” anyone. I draw a line to split the page and just use half and draw bad (very bad) drawings of things that happened that day with written descriptions and the date on top. It’s very helpful for flipping back and seeing what happened in the past.
I’ve been doing it for over a year. Since I don’t care how bad my drawings are, it’s easy to write in it everyday. I actually use it a lot as a memory tool; like “when was the last time I washed my car?” and flip back to find a picture of my car and a hose or something. “When did I give the cats their flea meds?” and there is a picture of an unhappy cat face with “gave cats flea treatment” next to it.
It’s been the only thing I’ve found I can do consistantly.
Post # 7
I have kept a journal for many years. It helped me survive an abusive home and analyze my feelings.
My husband knows about my journal and it doesn’t lock. He says he never reads it. I believe him because I have written some nasty things about him in there when I was upset. He would have confronted me about them.