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I Have a Journal

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    Journaling The Journey

    I have been keeping a journal since I was in Junior High in one form or another. Originally, it started in school at the insistence of my English teacher. Then when I started seeing a counselor when I was 17 she further encouraged my journaling as a therapeutic measure. When my...
    jenvice jenvice 46-50, F 2 Responses Apr 10, 2013

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    Not a normal one. I call it the 365 day journal.

    I write everything and the number of how many days I wrote. Like on my first day writing I wrote '1'. Today I wrote '209'. When I reach day 365 I made a pact to myself that if I still have suicidal thoughts and I have made no progress then I should finally kill myself. I started...
    ohlordimamess ohlordimamess 13-15, F Jan 4

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    Fantasy Journal

    I keep a journal about a world I made up I call Haven and write myself into the world. It's populated with any and all sorts of magical beings and places. It sounds silly but it brings me hope and encouragement. I dialogue with the inhabitants of the world and they encourage me...
    Niwatori Niwatori 36-40, M 2 Responses Jul 21, 2012

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    Jrnling Is The Best!

    I keep a journal. I've been keeping one on and off since I was about 8 years old. I have kept one solidly (writing every day or every other day) since I was about 16. (For the last 16 years or so). I have two giant tupperware bins that I keep all my old notebooks in, I have...
    palepinkchick palepinkchick 31-35, F 2 Responses Jun 17, 2010

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    Falling Off The Wagon (Aka Sabotage)

    Recently I posted a story I this group about journaling. Then a few days later I locked my keys in my car and needed to see if I could find an ancient "Slim Jim" to see if I could get my car unlocked. I visited my late step father's garage (I mean it belongs to my mother but it...
    jenvice jenvice 46-50, F 1 Response Apr 16, 2013

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    I've been writing in one

    since I was 13! This site is like a journal too, but my actual journal is for thoughts and secrets I would rather not have others read.
    udamansteel udamansteel 16-17, F 2 Responses Dec 6, 2014

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    When days are long and hard all my Memories of

    the times I experienced joy are their to relive and find a smile. With my little book I can travel once more to relive my reasons to live. Instead of cutting I remember the words that made me stop. If I cry I write that too so I can remember later the days I hit...
    brokenkailyn brokenkailyn 16-17, F Dec 2, 2013

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    Some Tips To Help People....

    Ways you can help people out. There are many people that need care. They need love, and they need someone to take care of their needs, which are for food, for clothes, love, and for shelter. They also need to be taught right and wrong. Some people truly don't just know. You...
    lea1307 lea1307 18-21, F Sep 18, 2012

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    I've been writing sporadically in the same

    journal for 4 years now. Now there's only two pages with writing on them, I tore the other pages out because I got worried that someone might read it. It's not like I wasn't aware that someone might read it before, I just got a little more paranoid I guess. I never really wrote...
    ambivalentFriability ambivalentFriability 18-21 1 Response Mar 19, 2014

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    Either A Journal Or A Diary

    I honestly think it is both in one book, but perhaps just a journal. Writing personal thoughts is fun, but I left my book at my house on accident along with other things. I really, REALLY hope my mother doesn't read it! She has no business in my personal life and she already...
    ResidentGoddessAstraea ResidentGoddessAstraea 18-21 Jan 26, 2013

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    Creative Journal

    Hello my name is Bonnie and im just starting a journal, I want to be creative so does anyone have any ideas? Im going to put my own poems, a wish list, my fave things, cute pictures i like, quotes i like and my life story but any other ideas would be greatful. I like...
    missXbonzo missXbonzo 26-30, F 3 Responses Apr 25, 2010

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    I Think..

    journals are diffrent then blogs and journals are better then blogs but whats keeping a journal when you can share it all over the world! a journal and a dairy are kinda the same thing but a dairy is not for everyone to see i just wanna know whats better a blog a dairy or a...
    Extim Extim 22-25 2 Responses Aug 29, 2009

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    I have kept one since 1990.

    Back then I had so much going on and so much to write about, but so little time because I was married, raising 4 young kids, working full time and getting involved in church, so unfortunately with more to talk about, I wrote less because I was just too worn out and tired. Now...
    rowenbumble rowenbumble 56-60, F 1 Response Jan 3

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    Best Outlet

    I just really really love my journal, I named it Lenard. Yes, I named my journal,lol. I think the reason I did that was that I wanted to feel like I was talking to someone when I wrote in it. Lenard had a pretty boring cover so I did just a tiny bit of work to him and he's good...
    DewDropsontheGrass DewDropsontheGrass 13-15, F Aug 15, 2012

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    I Write A Lot About My Past....

    I like writing about my past. I read some, but I have been making a journal about my life over the years. I enjoy telling people stories of my life so they can learn about me. What do you guys think?
    lea1307 lea1307 18-21, F Sep 18, 2012

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    I Keep Many Journals

    I'm a believer in keeping journals. If you enjoying writing, then jouraling is the way to go. I keep a journal to record dreams and their interpretations, a general journal (I write in it weekly or monthly), a journal of blessings that have happened in my life........hmmm......I...
    CagedRaven CagedRaven 46-50, F Jun 27, 2009

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    Lisa's Memories

    ch 1 The Beginning My name is Leah, I live in Oklahoma. I would love to work with computers in the future. I love to organise things. I could be a recordkeeper. I've even thought about being a missionary. I plan on going to my votech here in Choctaw. Also volunteering some...
    lea1307 lea1307 18-21, F Sep 18, 2012

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    i write in it when i can't clear my head,

    and it helps sooo much. i absolutely love it!
    emmmmm579 emmmmm579 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 2

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    A Very Special Journal

    Thick and lush pages, spiral bound with a flower cutout on the front. It fitted it's purpose perfectly. Filled with hopes and dreams. The most beautiful writing I could create. Photos given to me that I cannot replace. Copies of engagement and wedding invitations. Sketches of...
    EternallyHopeful EternallyHopeful 31-35, F 3 Responses Oct 27, 2010

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    In an effort to keep myself from spending too

    much time on EP, I've been writing in my journal again. I still prefer EP, it's easier to edit what you've written as you're thinking things through when you're typing. My hand can't quite keep up with the stream of thoughts and things get jumbled up a bit and I the distance...
    ambivalentFriability ambivalentFriability 18-21 Dec 5, 2014

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    More Than One..

    journals that are too personal , journals that i would like some ppl to read(a graditude journal-that was an idea from a special friend)n journals that have to do with therapies etc. The one's that r more important is the personal's i think coz it took time to write them but...
    amysangels amysangels 22-25, F 5 Responses Nov 2, 2010

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    I've Had One My Whole Life

    I started it when I was 13 and I still keep one... I think I do it because I'm not good at talking to others and have always tried to solve my problems on my own... it's helped me over the years...
    phidget phidget 31-35, F 1 Response May 12, 2008

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    I Want To Share This Guys....

    I found a very interesting website called Live Your Dream.org. It is to help teen girls with their self-esteem. I hope that you guys might get some use out of it. (= Write that down and show to your church or school.
    lea1307 lea1307 18-21, F Sep 18, 2012

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    On My Computer

    i found this great journal software online and downloaded it on my computer, its nothing too fancy, but it works very well and is password protected so i can basically write anything i want. i don't keep a daily journal but i like having it when i do want to write. i write about...
    SummerDragonfly SummerDragonfly 18-21, F Jan 28, 2012

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    And So Does She...

    I have a journal and so does she:
    jenvice jenvice 46-50, F Apr 28, 2013

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    Finding My Voice

    Late night, when everyone has gone to bed and the peace and quiet is almost tangible, is my time to write on my journal. I began journaling at the age of 12. My journal contained my thoughts, my voice about life, about everything I believe and held dear. When I was 19, a...
    alexisalex alexisalex 41-45, F 3 Responses Aug 6, 2011

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    Prologue

    Lovely days like this when you want to vent , when you want to drink the goblet full of bitter poison , and say there is nothing left . I drank it all and i've survived . I am sane , i am whole , my soul is covered with a tick layer of ice , but i've survived , not sure that am a...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Sep 6, 2013

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    I wish I could have one outside my phone

    but my mother always reads those, and the one in my phone is more protected with a lock combination.
    NightWalker6676 NightWalker6676 13-15, F 1 Response Oct 12, 2014

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    Catch-all

    My journal of choice has always been a single-subject spiral notebook.  (My current one has Tinkerbell dancing all over the cover...) You're likely to find about anything, thumbing through one of my notebooks.Of course, being a journal, there's pages upon pages of my thoughts...
    Plaid Plaid 31-35, F Sep 5, 2011

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    I Have a Jounarly

    I have a jounarly . I use the blogging for that. And other can see it and I can share how I feel. It works better for me that way. And then I can see what other think of what I write. I dream what I wanted to do in life and I use the dream jouarnaly for that. That is how I...
    lashanda lashanda 51-55, F Aug 25, 2008

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    Before Only During (But I Didn'T Know)

    What I learned before I lost everything I ever wanted: Written Winter 1999 - 2000 "One thing I have learned during this time of recovery is that I am never going to be able to quit treating myself like a human being (which I once saw as treating myself as an emotional invalid...
    jenvice jenvice 46-50, F 1 Response Apr 28, 2013

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    Dear Journal .. I've always loved to write .

    . We moved around alot, as a kid I would write to friends and family as a means of keeping in touch putting pen to paper was the way to go back then but all that changed as I grew up and got busy with life, snatching phone calls or just losing touch. And then the internet was...
    WanderingxYingxYang WanderingxYingxYang 46-50, F 1 Response Feb 9, 2014

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    Marine's Journal

    I keep a journal, but not one like you'd expect, every day, or every other day, I write in my journal, and I talk to it as though I am talking to another person, weird right? Go ahead, I don't mind :) I'll admit, it IS pretty weird, but the catch is, the journal isn't for me. It...
    Marinesheart Marinesheart 13-15, F Oct 10, 2012

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    Related Experiences

    I buy journals every year. I have journals dating back to about 2000
    minuet1965 minuet1965 46-50, F 1 Response Mar 6

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    I've recently started journaling again. Not the "Today this and that happened..." only kind of journaling.I only do that on occasion, when something out of the ordinary has...
    Carly4Peace Carly4Peace 46-50, F 1 Response Mar 6

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    I used the journal I brought a few months ago and started to journal again. I had a psychic reading and guides advised me to start journaling again so I started last night. Journal...
    BrownBeeCa BrownBeeCa 26-30, F 2 Responses Mar 10

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    I keep a journal and I have several. 3 physical note books and one that's in a google doc are completed. Oh and another separate journal where I include all my philosophical...
    XxWolverinaxX XxWolverinaxX 18-21 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    I have been keeping a journal for the last 30 years, but in the last 10 years I basically write about my sessions with my therapist. I find it really helps to write things down...
    Sara600 Sara600 56-60, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    There are not many things I could say about this topic, except I really like planners and journals. Whether it's making them or putting stuff in them to keep me organized, I just...
    delusi0nal delusi0nal 18-21, F 17 hrs ago

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    This is my new dream journal open to the public because my old one disappeared.
    panda5876 panda5876 13-15, M 2 Responses Mar 1

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    My journal is almost wrecked now and covered in Sellotape' 😂
    blxnde blxnde 16-17, F Mar 6

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    This isn't totally true. I try to do it a few times a week though. Helps me sort out stuff in my life and also gives me material to write stories and things. It is sort of like...
    jillibeanz jillibeanz 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 8

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    This is what happens when you come across your old journal. You find quotes and funny things you never expect to learn from the younger you. "Your childhood only ends when you...
    abcdefghisabelmnopqrst abcdefghisabelmnopqrst 26-30, F 2 Responses Mar 16

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    I'm terrible at journaling. But I do it anyway, because I think that maybe one day I'll write something that I didn't know before, and suddenly it will all make sense
    Raruff Raruff 16-17, F 2 days ago

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    I have been keeping a journal ever since I was in 4th or 5th grade. I believe memories are too important to be forgotten.
    SAVEtheHER0 SAVEtheHER0 18-21, F 2 Responses 6 days ago