(Closed) Do you keep a journal?

posted 8 years ago in The Lounge
  • poll: Do you keep a journal?
    Yes : (9 votes)
    33 %
    No : (18 votes)
    67 %
  • Post # 3
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: March 2014

    I keep one, mostly for the reasons you listed above. Sometimes, I need to vent, and I can’t/don’t do it here, and I don’t want to tell people. Sometimes I come across really great quotes or poems that make me happy, and I’ll jot them down in my journal. Sometimes I doodle in it.

     

    Post # 5
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    4605 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: March 2014

    @Tswife4ever: Sometimes it does. Especially since getting engaged. My FH and I seem to fight a little more. So going back and reading some of the cute little things he’s done for me in the past makes things better. Or reading a quote that fits the situation helps me out a little bit with the postive thinking. I had honestly not really been keeping up with it for a little while. Then I got engaged, and I HATE it. I just want to go ahead and get married already heh, so I stumbled across the journal and decided to start it again.

    I don’t know that I’d say it’s helped keep me sane, but it does bring a smile to my face when I need it.

    Post # 6
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    3871 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    At first I thought, no, but I guess I do.  I only use it when I’m upset and need to vent in private, I should start doing it for more positive things.

    Post # 7
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    620 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    I wouldnt really call mine a “journal” – so I did vote no, but now that I really think back, i do have one of sorts. Its just a book that I put pictures and photos (funny cards, photos of my loved ones etc) and inspiring or funny quotes, poems i like etc.

    I only write things in mine when im feeling extremely positive and happy and then when im feeling sad, i go back and look at it.

    Post # 8
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    987 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 2009

    I keep a diary of work happenings – such as unusual comments or directions made from someone (either verbally, in writing, meetings, etc) in the workplace to cover myself again potential future repercussions.  Although it sounds mildy paranoid, it has been very useful for many things! 

    Post # 9
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    365 posts
    Helper bee

    I have a book which I do lots of writing in of quotes, pasting in pictures for positive thinking – like sexy girls in togs to encourage me to be healthy.  It’s even got some cut outs of holidays I’d like to go on, houses I’d like to live in.  I’ve put in some goals, and some principles I live by which I review often.  Like a dreams book.

    Post # 10
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    365 posts
    Helper bee

    @Pia2010: Wow, that’s awesome and kind of strange – in a really intelligent way!!  Thank God you can’t get into any grief at my work, plus our employment laws are very, very different in NZ.  If I was over there I’d probably keep one too, or if I worked with people who could be difficult.  Clever thinking!!!

    Post # 11
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    987 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 2009

    @tobin:  I’m not from the US if that’s what you’re referring to.  Most of the time it’s not used for legal reasons but more for exposing people contradicting themselves/poor managements, etc.

    Post # 13
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    2714 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    I used to have a journal, a few years ago. It was a great way for me to release emotions – good, bad or otherwise. It also helped me stay creative, I would write random poems or songs that came into my head. Haha, looking back, they aren’t very good… but it was a great way for me to express myself. You also tend to forget day-to-day life so it’s interesting to look back and see how I was feeling about xyz topic 5 years ago.

    I don’t anymore. I’m very private and Fiance is nosy. He tends to get into my things and would probably find it and read it. I’m too embarrassed of my writings to let that happen!!

    Post # 14
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    4162 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    I keep a journal with a bit of a twist.  It’s called a 5 year journal.  It has a few lines for each day of the week.  I just write about the highlights of the day.  I started it on January 1, 2010 so I’m on my second year now.  It’s be really cool to go back and look at exactly what I did a year ago.  I thought 2010 would be a good year to start because it’s when the wedding planning began, the wedding will happen this year, and hopefully our first child will be born within the next 4 years too!  Lots to keep track of and lots to remember.

    I also keep an online journal (blog if you will) of my volunteer experiences.

    Post # 15
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    3758 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    I was thinking about it but it would probably be filled with nothing but depression…. I am so pessimistic it would be filled of “i wish i could have this i wish i could thats…” so then i would read those things all over again and be even more depressed LOL

    Post # 16
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    232 posts
    Helper bee

    I keep a journal that is dedicated to my relationship with my SO.  I don’t want to forget the little things or even big things that we go through.  So very early on I started writing about 1-2 times a week to log my feelings.

    It’s great to look through how we have progressed (I started this about a month in to dating) and what we have gone through.

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