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I Have a Journal

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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...
    FunnyLookingCorpse FunnyLookingCorpse 18-21 Jan 26, 2013

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    And So Does She...

    I have a journal and so does she:
    jenvice jenvice 41-45, F Apr 28, 2013

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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 3 Responses Sep 6, 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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    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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    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 41-45, F 1 Response Apr 28, 2013

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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...
    Ridiculousity Ridiculousity 18-21 2 Responses Mar 19

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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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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 41-45, F 2 Responses Apr 10, 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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    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 41-45, F 1 Response Apr 16, 2013

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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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    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 Feb 9

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    Related Experiences

    I've been keeping a journal (well, multiple now) since 2006! It's quite interesting to go back and read journal entries from when I was a teen because I have changed so much. There...
    brittanys13 brittanys13 22-25, F 3 days ago

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    I've been keeping journals and diaries since I was eight. It's kind of an outlet for me. I wrote down how I felt without having to tell people. You know when you're little you have...
    123peppy 123peppy 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 3

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    I've been keeping a journal for almost a whole year now, and I love doing so. I can write stuff in my journal I can't talk to anyone about. Especially since the last couple of...
    angeliqueth angeliqueth 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 10

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    I have kept journals, in one format or another, for 50 years. I am currently making a journey through each of them. In doing so I have rediscovered bits and pieces of myself that I...
    BlueTortoise BlueTortoise 61-65, F 6 days ago

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    I only recently started keeping a dream journal (for so long I never had to because I could always remember and analyze my dreams for at least a day), and since then it's been...
    planetcaravan planetcaravan 22-25, F Jul 9

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    Very rarely do I ever dream. I know that people have several dreams a night and just might not remember them. I can't find any way to remember my dreams. I started keeping a dream...
    camryn00 camryn00 13-15, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    My prophetic dreams always revolve around my friends and family. As of yet I have not experienced a prophetic dream where it's focus was on a event or a stranger. I get these types...
    Liv4Life Liv4Life 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 1

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    I keep a dream journal and recently read through it and came to a surprising conclusion. I dreamed about my husband before I even met him. There were 3 different dreams with him...
    SomniumProeliator SomniumProeliator 22-25, F 2 Responses Jul 8

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    My dad was a renowned scientist. He was always obsessed with his work, it came first to him. One day while messing around with some objects I proposed that you could make some sort...
    PinkMellow PinkMellow 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 13

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    I'm 20 years old and about to begin my sophomore year of college. I've changed my mind on careers about 5 different times. At first, I wanted to be a journalist, or a writer, and...
    livebyphil4thirteen livebyphil4thirteen 18-21 1 Response Jul 15

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    Since i am a very intelligent person, most of the people I communicate with, do not realize my problem. However, i am alway scared that people will find out about that problem. I...
    grandbay1952 grandbay1952 51-55, M 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    Me and my boyfriend have been dating for two years. Within these two years he has read my dear and precious journal which listed almost every guy I have slept with. What makes it...
    scat9x scat9x 22-25, F Jul 4

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    I Fight Suicide Everyday: Everyday before the electric rooster crows and before I wipe my eyes and scratch my balls I am taunted by the horrors that rage. I see the bodies and...
    SignalSarge SignalSarge 46-50, M 4 Responses Jul 5

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    I'm not really sure that what I have can be classified under anything specific.. I have 26 (and counting) voices in my head...? I mean, they all have there stories and...
    HaHaHarleyQuinn HaHaHarleyQuinn 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 7

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    I have been bullied before I been bullied but I haven't told a lot of people I love EP because it's like a journal and I can show how I really feel and how I really am Back to...
    Hiddenamoungus Hiddenamoungus 13-15, F 6 days ago

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    Barth syndromeFewer than 200 living males are known worldwide with this disease. Symptoms vary largely between patients, from life threatening to non-existant. No patient has all...
    Uncertain153 Uncertain153 26-30, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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    My life has been roller coaster in every sense. Coming from middle class family in India, I was diagnosed for Acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) at 14 yrs which took me 5 months of...
    smilealllife smilealllife 31-35, M 5 hrs ago

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    Since I'm the only person in this category thus far, I suppose I'll explain what this means for me. For as long as I can remember, I have subconsciously assigned personalities to...
    Visola Visola 22-25, F 1 Response 4 hrs ago

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    Hi guys, I'm back and I've got a question. Do any of you lift weights? I am looking for some input. I have been lifting lately and so far the gains have been slow. I have lost a...
    Medic8or Medic8or 22-25 6 hrs ago

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    1. Read a book intermittently and finished it in a decade. Yes! That tough! 2. Set (probably) 1k sqm of field on fire. 3. Had a minor accident last Saturday. 4. I played with...
    EruIluvatar EruIluvatar 70+, F 2 hrs ago

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    I woke up this morning feeling worse than I did yesterday. I haven't talked to my fiance about any of this and I really want too. I worry that he will dismiss my feelings and tell...
    Bekka311 Bekka311 22-25, F 47 mins ago

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    dear my EP associates, if you have added me to your circle, the only reason I havent added back is because we have not talked. if you wish to have me add you back, please talk. i...
    TheAmazingSpiderJoe TheAmazingSpiderJoe 18-21, M 5 hrs ago

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    I was always taught to fear and hate people opposite of my race. I could never understand why I would want to hate another fellow human being when some of our living conditions...
    AquariusLife AquariusLife 26-30, F 7 hrs ago

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