Sunday, June 26, 2011

Experience 24 - Journaling

Journaling is not a new experience for me. I've had journals for over 14 years now. After I met my husband about 5 years ago, I stopped consistently writing. I didn't feel like I had the need to pour out my emotions and experiences to a book when I had a supportive boyfriend (now husband) with whom to do so. 

Yesterday I had the day to myself so I did my usual and then decided to listen to some 80s music (foreigner, bryan adams, etc) which made me feel not so great.  In high school which was a very rough time for me, I used to deal with problems by listening to 80s music and forgetting everything after writing about it.  The music brought back some of those not-so-great feelings yesterday.  I cried for a bit, called my best friend to chat, and then continued reading until the hubby came home.  We slept early (sleep is ALWAYS good to me). 

Today I picked up the journals to reread again with a different attitude this time (this time involved sun and a pina colada haha).  I sat reading and regretting.  But alas, one cannot live life in regret! So I'm thinking much more positively today and am writing to sort of catch up on all of the things I haven't written about and how I feel about today.

Anyone else journal in a physical book? or only blogging?


  1. I've kept a journal since I was 11--it is always SO bizarre to me to re-read the past entries. There are some parts that I just can't/don't want to revisit (like when I broke off my first engagement)...but I think the writing about it was very therapeutic. Don't regret! (and for the record, I always thought you were AWESOME, Jackie!) :)

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