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I Have a Journal

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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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    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...
    Friability Friability 18-21 1 Response Mar 19

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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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    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

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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...
    Friability Friability 18-21 Dec 5

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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 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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    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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    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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    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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    And So Does She...

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

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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

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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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    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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    "What is it that you want?

    Because everything that you eat never fills you". I have an insatiable hunger to experience that thing that will set me free, but that thing will never show itself. I have to stop and look around at everything that is happening, and everything that is real. The idea of my life...
    WearOutKyd WearOutKyd 26-30, M 6 hrs ago

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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'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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    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...
    TheFarmerAsACorpse TheFarmerAsACorpse 18-21, T Jan 26, 2013

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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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    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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    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 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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    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 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

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    Related Experiences

    WARNING: This is a long read. Please proceed with open-mindedness. +-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+ I've completed my High School... And I've majored towards Journalism and Language...
    thegoodrebel10 thegoodrebel10 18-21, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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    For the past two years I have kept the same journal and have filled some of its pages. Its a worn notepad, longer than it is wide, and with the cover coming off. I started writing...
    Orchards Orchards 22-25, M Nov 22

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    Journal entry -- 9/22 I've been acting like an ******* to everyone lately... I think I'm just tired and stressed by work. I'm rejecting a girl that loves me (not really my girl, it...
    ChrisErizo1 ChrisErizo1 31-35, M Nov 22

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    So I started my own journal like early January of this year. I constantly have alot on my mind, yet no one to share them with, so i keep me a binder where I keep all my entries...
    SweetcakesJr SweetcakesJr 13-15, F Nov 25

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    I love writing in general. The days when I don't feel needed, or even when something awesome happens. It's easy just to write in a journal knowing nothing your writing haas to be...
    FelBaby FelBaby 18-21, F Nov 26

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    I read somewhere that writing down your thoughts can really help with depression. To be honest, my mind has been a lot clearer now that I have an outlet. I could never tell my...
    The2ndLaw The2ndLaw 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 2

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    I just found a travel journal from four years ago that I'd completely forgotten ever writing. Such wonderful remembrances that would have been completely forgotten otherwise.
    Axelton Axelton 41-45, M Dec 5

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    This is a journal I wrote on August 17, 2012 about my parents finding out about my bulimia: they found out! my secrets are all out! I have no more privacy no more dignity and all...
    yonnie97 yonnie97 16-17, F 2 days ago

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    I wanted to share this. Envita Publishes Important Chronic Lyme Disease Treatment Study SCOTTSDALE, AZ--(Marketwired - December 16, 2014) - A revealing new study on chronic Lyme...
    mynameisjeff28 mynameisjeff28 26-30, M 1 day ago

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    Does anyone have a cool wsit the set up their personal journal/diary? If so would love to hear about it. Comment below.
    BrattyAngel BrattyAngel 31-35, F 1 Response 17 hrs ago

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    Does anyone have a cool way to set up their personal journal/diary? If so would love to hear about it. Comment below.
    BrattyAngel BrattyAngel 31-35, F 2 Responses 17 hrs ago

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    I have decided that I will use Facebook to remember anything special that happens to me. Facebook will be my journal since I don't use it to socialize with friends. I hate being...
    maddie1980 maddie1980 31-35, F Nov 21

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    Last night I had a very vivid dream, in fact so vivid that it woke me up. In my dream I was in my bed, laying there, drifting off to sleep. I noticed a movement out of the corner...
    meowmermaid meowmermaid 36-40, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    This is a journal I wrote on August 17, 2012 about my parents finding out about my bulimia: they found out! my secrets are all out! I have no more privacy no more dignity and all...
    yonnie97 yonnie97 16-17, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    My diary is the only thing I can trust. I can say and write and think whatever I want and it can judge me. It listens to what I write. It doesn't shatter my trust and tell everyone...
    cin8888 cin8888 13-15, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I'm starting a dream journal on here :) ~Ash
    Ashlynthepanda Ashlynthepanda 13-15, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    This is my first entree in my dream journal. 12/18/14 I dreamed last night that I was at my old school having chapel like we did every Wednsday, only everybody from my new school...
    Ashlynthepanda Ashlynthepanda 13-15, F 21 hrs ago

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    Have you ever looked at a blank sheet of paper and felt overwhelmed with the possibilities? If you are a writer, I am sure you have. Buying a new notebook is one of my greatest...
    EverlyAnn EverlyAnn 31-35, F 1 Response Dec 3

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