(Closed) Do you journal?

posted 8 years ago in The Lounge
  • poll: Do you journal or write frequently?
    yes : (10 votes)
    59 %
    no : (7 votes)
    41 %
    other (please elaborate) : (0 votes)
  • Post # 3
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    1104 posts
    Bumble bee

    I’ve kept a diary since I was 10 years old (so 18 years now). I have a drawer full of notebooks. In my teen angst days it was daily, but the past 7 years or so it has been less frequent. This is a good thing, because I tend to write most when I’m struggling ๐Ÿ™‚ If Darling Husband comes into the bedroom while I’m scribbling away he always asks me what’s wrong! I like the discipline of it though, partly because I love to go back and read what I’ve written, so I’ve just started a blog this week to try and encourage myself to do it more regularly. I finish my notebooks but I do look forward to the time when I get to buy a new one ๐Ÿ™‚

    Post # 4
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    1254 posts
    Bumble bee

    I don’t journal everyday but I write about once a week, more often when I am stressed or frustrated. I moved from writing in a notebook to typing during college. I type faster than I write so having it on a computer makes it easier to read and to get my thoughts down cohesively. I change out my files every year and I think my earlier ones are on a floppy disc somewhere Undecided

    Post # 6
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    3788 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    Yes. I think better in text. ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Post # 8
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    5263 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: June 2012

    Not anymore, but I did all throughout elementary-high school. I was quite the angsty teen. Thank goodness those days are over! Maybe if I had to write less papers/spend less time buried in research for school, the idea would be a bit more relaxing. 

    Post # 9
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    58 posts
    Worker bee

    I keep an online journal that I’ve had for eight years now. It can be viewed by some friends of mine however I keep pretty rigid filters and privacy settings. I frequently write and set the settings to be completely private.

    I don’t know what I’d do without my journal! It’s frequently a source for venting and/or letting out a long stream of conscious. If I didn’t have the journal, I feel like I’d be an emotional wreck on a daily basis (for example, currently, I can write on and on and on about my ambivalence, thoughts, readings, etc on having kids. However if I didn’t have the journal, I’d likely spew all this out to my dear SO who would become totally overwhelmed). it’s become an essential part of me processing all my emotions and thoughts. Plus, every now and then, its neat to look back on the archives when I was an undergrad on the other side of the country to reminisce or to see how far I’ve come as a person.

    Post # 10
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    1347 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2010

    Like lilyfaith, I kept angsty journals too. I wrote non-stop in high school and college, and filled up way too much paper about my first relationship. I went through them recently, re-read them, and then destroyed most of them. I kept a couple as a reminder of who I was back then.

    These days, my partner and I keep a journal together and write down the things we’ve been doing and what we’re planning for the future, as well as lists of things (things we like, places we want to go, things we want to get, etc.). It’s fun to take turns writing in it and funny to re-read them.

    Post # 11
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    570 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    @SweetRose2011:

    I journal for wedding and other special events like birth of child, birthdays so that when I scrapbook the photos tell a story.

    I have been journaling for my wedding on the items I purchased and the people that went with me that day. now a year later I read them and honestly if it wasn’t for my journaling I would not have remembered all the details .

     

    Post # 12
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    @Pinot Noir: I’ve had an LJ for about 4 years. Agree — it’s such a great resource for venting and just clearing your head.

    I type because I think faster than I can write by hand. I hate writing most things by hand anymore.

    Post # 13
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    2309 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: January 2012

    I used to. But if I get around to it, would love to start a blog sometime.

    Post # 14
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    713 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2011

    I journal off and on. I wrote lots when I was younger (high school, university) And when I travel I usually keep a journal – especially when I travel alone. Over the last couple of years I’ve only written in my journals when I’ve been angry or sad. I’d like to start writing more, but I feel I need something to write about as opposed to only writing sobbing entries when I’m upset.

    Post # 15
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    705 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    I used to journal daily but I haven’t in about a year.  Now I have a blog that I write in when inspiration hits.

    Post # 16
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    2280 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: April 2011

    Now and then. I kept a word doc journal from 2008 to 2009 which reached an epic 400 pages, but I’ve fallen out of the habit since then. I’m also writing an MS, my blog, and on various forums, which keeps me in shape. The last time I wrote in a journal was to record the day my fiance proposed. ๐Ÿ™‚

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