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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 Mar 19, 2014

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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 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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    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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    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 16-17, F Jan 4

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    And So Does She...

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

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    Ugh...I know LOVE is nothing like fairy tales. I don't expect it to be. I just want a relationship that is worth it! Every argument, every laugh line I'll have when I'm older...
    SincerelyA SincerelyA 22-25, F 1 Response 32 mins ago

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    I am a 68 year old healthy woman, no meds, who has had 8-10 TGA experiences over the past 10 years. I am a PhD psychologist but couldn't find the words to describe what was...
    johannaschor johannaschor 66-70, F 55 mins ago

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    I think everyone does! No one can say that they have lived their life without mistakes. It's what makes us who we are- and those mistakes, I feel, have strengthened me! I have some...
    trying2hard trying2hard 36-40, F 1 Response 2 hrs ago

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    I completely understand I've been wondering what is happening to me for a year and a half because I haven't been able to explain what is wrong with me. Then I was searching up what...
    Shadetree111 Shadetree111 18-21, F 3 hrs ago

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    I have been pulling my hair out for 6 years now and at first it only effected my self esteem and took up a lot of my time, but now I'm getting drunk bald spots, and scabs, and I...
    Acadia1712 Acadia1712 18-21 3 hrs ago

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    Having multiple personalities can be frustrating a lot of the time(for me)because they both have their own style and things they like to do. I have clothes that I rarely wear and...
    sailorindigo sailorindigo 13-15, F 3 hrs ago

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    A Story Of My Friend, and I think that will help. A few days ago I went into the woman’s health clinic to get some blood drawn. While my culture for herpes came back positive...
    harryyang1990 harryyang1990 22-25, M 1 Response 3 hrs ago

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    It seems like I actually might again. Not as terrible right now as before thankfully, mild right now. But, there has been the frequent kind of feels and a bunch of iffiness. It's...
    melody477 melody477 16-17, F 5 hrs ago

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    It seems like I actually might again. Not as terrible right now as before thankfully, mild right now. But, there has been the frequent kind of feels and a bunch of iffiness. It's...
    melody477 melody477 16-17, F 5 hrs ago

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    I'm 22 years old, I've been having fatigue/depression-like symptoms/pain/muscle tension since I was around 12. Today, after a good 7 months of diagnostic work, they told me I have...
    r3djax r3djax 18-21, M 1 Response 5 hrs ago

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    It happens all the time. I don´t know if it´s because i don´t drink and i don´t smoke, but i still look in the range of 23-26 and i have 37 yo. I have some whitle hair and...
    PenetrationGuru PenetrationGuru 36-40, M 1 Response 6 hrs ago

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    You know when you get the feeling something really isn't right? Well I'm sitting in bed, writing in my journal and I have such a strong feeling that something is horribly horribly...
    Jenezebel Jenezebel 26-30, F 6 hrs ago

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    I say "what" rather than "who" because I am speaking of the me that no one else sees, the internal changes that have taken place in my mind over the last few years. I have...
    lovelywarpedlemon lovelywarpedlemon 18-21, F 6 hrs ago