Who here Journals?

posted 3 years ago in The Lounge
Post # 3
3280 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

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
7179 posts
Busy Beekeeper

@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
6948 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2015

@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
610 posts
Busy bee
  • 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
3195 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2010


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. 

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