I Have a Journal

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    I started a journal when I started going to

    college 2 years ago, but I only wrote in it while I was on campus. This fall, I'm starting my last full year of college, and I'm planning on starting a new journal. Each year has its own journal, but my journal, I mean loose-leaf printer paper put inside plastic covers and kept...
    hiddenkitty hiddenkitty
    18-21, F
    Aug 18, 2015

    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

    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

    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

    I write my feelings and events down

    for therapy. So she can read it and know what's been going on because I have a terrible memory.
    SwedishDoll SwedishDoll
    18-21, F
    Feb 14

    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

    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
    Feb 2, 2015

    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

    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
    Apr 16, 2013

    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

    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.
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Dec 6, 2014

    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

    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, 2015

    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

    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

    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

    It's a journal NOT a diary a JOURNAL!

    -clears throat- just wanted to clear that up. Have a nice day.
    chocolatecrazy9010 chocolatecrazy9010
    13-15, F
    Aug 19, 2015

    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
    46-50, F
    3 Responses Aug 6, 2011

    I've been writing in a journal

    for everyday that my boyfriend is away at boot camp. I plan on giving it to him as a present at his graduation. Is this a good or bad idea?
    Bonneyshattuck Bonneyshattuck
    18-21, F
    Aug 22, 2015

    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

    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
    16-17, F
    1 Response Oct 12, 2014

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Mar 19, 2014

    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...
    Ohgoshimamess Ohgoshimamess
    16-17, F
    Jan 4, 2015

    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

    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...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Dec 5, 2014

    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

    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

    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
    18-21, F
    Dec 2, 2013

    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

    And So Does She...

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

    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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    Apr 21
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    PuckDrop PuckDrop
    22-25, M
    Apr 21
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    18-21, M
    1 Response Apr 20
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    Kd414 Kd414
    46-50, F
    3 Responses Apr 18
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    crmurphy93 crmurphy93
    22-25
    Apr 15
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    catnamedcheese catnamedcheese
    31-35, M
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    Yesterday, I wrote my personal points of view and my concern in this Experience Area that I agree in and YET, ALL THE SAME, I was attacked in a VILE and COWARDLY manner by two...
    LozzyFromRome LozzyFromRome
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    I was friends with a psycho manipulative egotistical self-absorbed ***** for five years and she did some damage. The best way to explain how she affected me is with the metaphor...
    tarara0414 tarara0414
    18-21, F
    1 Response Apr 8
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    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Apr 4
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    jasonBK1 jasonBK1
    18-21, M
    Apr 4
    I don't use it too much just for games. But would love to have friends outside EP.
    momof3grls2015 momof3grls2015
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    Rincon16 Rincon16
    61-65, F
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    slivereyes slivereyes
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    8 Responses Apr 4
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    deleted deleted
    26-30
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    61-65, M
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