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    February 3, 2015 Today I took a bus to work.

    Nobody noticed because I folded it up and kept it in my pocket.
    Eristocrat Eristocrat 22-25, M 3 Responses Feb 3

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    Beyond Definitions...

    I try to connect with my higher self as much as possible. My ego does surface from time to time in a subtle way. I don't mind it. I have my weaknesses and i am ok with them. I am only a human on a quest to self growth, which may be spiritual or may not be. The more i know the...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Nov 9, 2013

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    Hooked

    I started keeping a jouirnal when I was about 9 or 10 years old. Yes sir thats right... my mum bought me my first jounral one christmas day and I was sooo excited to write on it right away. At the end of everyday I would write down every sinlge thing that has happened in that...
    krystlelane krystlelane 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 24, 2008

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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 joys. Flipping through the pages, seeing the crisp white paper, perfect lines, and a beautiful untouched binding. Every August, when all the...
    EverlyAnn EverlyAnn 31-35, F 2 Responses Dec 3, 2014

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    Problems And EP...

    It seems most people are here on EP because they are going through some sort of problem in their lives. Even i had joined when i was going through my own set of problems-mostly health related. I found few people who were going through what i was going through and there were...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response May 21, 2013

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    (excerpt) Let's go places no one will find us.

    I'll be Robin, you'll be Ted but Phineas and Ferb is also alright. We'll make jewels out of clouds, clothes of fire, tattoo our flesh with rocks. We can dance forever, never running out of breath. Because from each other, we'll find air for sustenance. We'll move in the...
    PieceOfSummer PieceOfSummer 22-25, F Jan 20

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    some things I keep in my journal from tumblr

    and twitter could possibly be triggering. She said to me forget what you thought cause good girls are bad girls that haven't been caught. real bands save fans. i hope that this hate doesnst totally get to ash. I mean, just imagine three boys hurrying after a gurney thats...
    TealMarie TealMarie 16-17, F 1 Response Oct 17, 2014

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    (excerpt) Divide a Day Into 2 I don't have

    anything to give. My soul is way too damaged; it is hardy recognizable. My pupils wouldn't shine in the sunlight. The light inside me cannot be anything but dark. I stand in the line dividing wilderness and desert, scorched by the side effects of a ****** up life and unfruitful...
    PieceOfSummer PieceOfSummer 22-25, F Jan 25

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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 months have been awful. I got all these vague symptoms and I was so tired and awful and I couldn't go to school anymore. I had...
    angeliqueth angeliqueth 16-17, F Jul 10, 2014

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    I love the written word,

    the process of writing down my thoughts and feelings, and having a record of different times in my life.
    deleted deleted 26-30 Dec 4, 2014

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    I love to journal anything

    and everything. Even if it's something stupid or silly. I love to journal my feelings.
    gaiamoon82 gaiamoon82 31-35, F Nov 1, 2014

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    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 have been times I haven't written in weeks, or even months, but I love that I have journals since age 16. Some of the things I have...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jul 27, 2014

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    Tis of Utmost Importance to Me.

    I've been keeping journals for quite a few years now. My mother used to make us keep them as part of school (I was home schooled, yes). Of course, I never put anything very personal in those journals, as my mother would read them. Then, when I was thirteen and the depression...
    SheistheLorax SheistheLorax 18-21, F 6 Responses Jul 29, 2008

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    I've kept a a daily journal

    since I was 12 years old. But as soon as i hit my early 20s it stopped being daily and more sporadic . I have not written in it since last year sometime but I make little notes of what I'd like to record in it . In total I have about 6 or 7 journal books the last being the...
    reader44 reader44 26-30, M May 19, 2014

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    My Day Today

    I went on a LONNNNNNGGGG-*** hike today with "Friendzone" dude. It wasn't awkward (thank gawd!) and we didn't even drink, It felt good to get outside all day. We talked a lot and he was telling me some of his back story that I didn't know. He told me to read "The Ringing Cedars...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response May 16, 2013

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    I don't write in it every day.

    Usually just when things weigh on my mind. But it helps me tremendously. It's with me always, no matter where I go. Because when the need to write hits me, it doesn't go away!
    maegan91 maegan91 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 10, 2014

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    Do You Really?(from my journal) I don't

    know how to start, or where to start. Let's start with the first question: "Do you really want to go back to a one sided friendship?" Do you really want to continue with the disappointment of wanting a friendship you can't have? Do you really want to remember being cast aside...
    XxWolverinaxX XxWolverinaxX 18-21 1 Response Jan 6

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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 to watch what you say because even if that's just how you feel, you will still get called a smart *** or something and be...
    123peppy 123peppy 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 3, 2014

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    I have about 13 journals scattered all over my

    house. I have written in them for like 4 or 5 times and just abandoned them. Sigh.
    SimoneLovesManda SimoneLovesManda 22-25, F Oct 16, 2014

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    (excerpt) It's getting late

    and I've only decided to start making that friggin' formal report on an experiment. I am, indeed, pressed on time yet not finding the right amount of interest to write nor the mood to want to be interested. However, anybody can tell that there is only one solution to this: rest...
    PieceOfSummer PieceOfSummer 22-25, F Jan 18

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    A Life Partner...

    I always thought i can manage without one but these days i want one i feel... Here are my reasons for wanting one Sharing: There are times, i want to talk about stuff. Serious and silly stuff. I want to share them with someone who is "mine". My serious could be their silly or...
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses Mar 29, 2013

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    Material Success...

    So i was given a more challenging role at work. I was told my performance in new role will be watched for few months. The guy before me couldn't take the pressure and was let off. I did well, yesterday one of the seniors acknowledged my hard work and said i am doing a nice job...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Feb 17, 2013

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    I've just now realized the only reason

    why I've been talkative is because I've been forcing my self to do so in order to find the bodacious like able popular girl in me. But now I realize that that never existed. Not will it ever exist. I am most definitely not what you see on TV. And I damn well need to stop trying...
    Heuristic Heuristic 16-17, F Nov 21, 2014

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    As I See It...

    There is a part of me which will always be untouched by all this drama around me. It gets awakened and illuminates me when i am alone. It tells me things i always wanted to know. It gives me insights, inspirations and ideas on various aspects of life. I couldn't always be in...
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses Aug 24, 2013

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    "Oho!" said the pot to the kettle; "You are

    dirty and ugly and black! Sure no one would think you were metal, Except when you're given a crack." "Not so! not so!" kettle said to the pot; "'Tis your own dirty image you see; For I am so clean – without blemish or blot – That your blackness is mirrored in me...
    TheMeBMini25 TheMeBMini25 22-25, F Sep 9, 2014

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    For various reasons I won't go in this

    particular story, I find myself not particularly well understood by people around me generally in life. I used to get angry about this, now not-so-much, but it can still be frustrating. Partly I get around this by writing my thoughts in a journal. I find that reading back to...
    sometimeslonelytoo sometimeslonelytoo 41-45, M 1 Response Oct 19, 2014

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    I've tried keeping a journal many times amd

    have failed, so I am trying again. My biggest concern for keeping a phsyical journal is privacy, but I'm sure I can keep it hidden. I think physically writing things down will help me sort problems out... I'm hoping I go through with it this time
    xKatlyn xKatlyn 16-17, F 1 Response Jan 12

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    Everythings In My Journal So I Protect It

    I document everything. Every thought, nightmare, funny time, bad joke, awkward moments, everything. I had a journal on my computer at one point, when I'd just started. Then I caught my step dad going through it. That's when I switched to hand written. I knew he snooped...
    boklenHolley7 boklenHolley7 16-17, F 3 Responses Dec 27, 2011

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    Little Things...

    Little things in life matter. There might be things you know you need to do but you let it slip anyway because you can. These little things accumulate and become a challenge sometimes. Let that inner voice be your compass and follow it, it will not let you down. There may be no...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses May 3, 2013

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    Andreacs Andreacs 16-17, F Nov 2, 2014

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    Beautiful Moments...

    i want my life to be filled with beautiful moments. i will live it that way. i am done with holding myself back for no particular reason.
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jul 2, 2013

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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, 2014

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    Being There And Being Strong...

    It is important to be strong in every way. One never knows what kind of problem might surface at what time. I will be the pillar of strength for my family. They will find comfort in my presence. It's a mans job to be strong in every way. I need to move from strength to strength...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Sep 13, 2013

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    Heart Speaks...

    When your heart speaks, the mind finds it indecent to interfere...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Feb 19, 2013

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    I like to write in it

    whenever important things happen to me, and i draw in it as well and stuff. I'm really sad that one of my travel journals has gone missing :( it had irreplaceable photos and memories in it :(
    papercastles papercastles 22-25, F Nov 2, 2014

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    Nothin was ever that bad,

    until suddenly It was.
    Heuristic Heuristic 16-17, F Dec 22, 2014

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    Been very productive at work

    lest few days. In a couple of months i should be where i wanted to be professionally. I hope everything goes well. Putting in a lot of hardwork and now passion too...earlier i would learn what i needed to learn but these days i want to surpass everyone...
    Unlearn Unlearn 31-35, M Oct 30, 2014

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    October 25th 2011: "self Inflicted"

    In that moment, one that changed my life, I recall the sharp, silver blade of the knife. The nervous pain I felt inside, The way I stayed up all night and cried. It was never meant to be this way, But then again what do they say? Once a cutter, you're always one, Your actions...
    YourDisasterInEverAfter YourDisasterInEverAfter 18-21, F 3 Responses Jan 15, 2012

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    I think i'm that kind of person

    who really need to keep a journal because i forget things sometimes, I afraid that i would not distinguish who is the good guy and bad guy... Journal also made me know what i pursue in my life and recorded the changing of me which i think it's actually analyzing myself and it's...
    Dilemmi Dilemmi 22-25, F 1 Response Jan 13, 2014

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    I like to write in a journal sometimes

    so that I can look back later on and see if my thoughts or outlook on something changed. I have a hard time explaining my feelings and thoughts to people so I write them down. It makes me feel like I am getting them all out and leaving them behind on that piece of paper. Its...
    thehopefulheart thehopefulheart 18-21, F 2 Responses Nov 1, 2014

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    I've been journaling

    since 2006. There's been a few weeks or months I wouldn't write. It'll be a nice legacy to leave behind for future generations. And I always enjoy going back and reading past entries.
    1forHIM 1forHIM 22-25, F Jan 13

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    I really like keeping a journal.

    Its good to write stuff down. Who agrees?
    cleocat1234 cleocat1234 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 29, 2014

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    Self Discipline...

    These days everyone wants to take shortcuts. Immediate gratification is what they look for. I think it's not the best way to go about in life. Self discipline is very important, it gives you a lot of freedom and you get more done. It enables you to organize, prioritize and grow...
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses Feb 24, 2013

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    I used to write in a physical journal

    but this past year I've been using a Google Docs file since its been more convenient and confidential. I'm thinking of writing in a physical book again. Typing isn't the same as handwriting. I feel like handwriting letters, cards and ect. is a lost art. Quite sad actually. I...
    XxWolverinaxX XxWolverinaxX 18-21 2 Responses Dec 24, 2014

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    Starting The Habit Again

    i have kept journals off and on throughout my life.  each time i look through old journals i wish i had been more faithful.  i need to start the habit again and keep up with it.  my journal is the one place i can be me and explore all my thoughts that others would probably...
    sariahsjourney sariahsjourney 36-40, F Oct 14, 2011

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    I Have Kept Many Journals

    I have some journals I keep here in my home and a few on line. I keep my most personal deep down thoughts in my home journal. I am mostly open in some of my on line journals but feel most thoughts are meant to be kept off line from people you do not know as well as you know ur...
    Shortylock Shortylock 36-40, F 2 Responses Feb 22, 2008

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    I love writing down every little thing,

    every moment, every text, every thought, every doubt...my journal is the friend I don't feel ashamed pouring my heart out to
    utterlyconfuseddd utterlyconfuseddd 16-17, F Aug 8, 2014

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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 I'm left with is regret and shame. but am I really the one to blame. they know my secret. they brung me in their bathroom to talk. they...
    yonnie97 yonnie97 16-17, F Dec 17, 2014

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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 in it when I was living in a different city a 1000 kilometers away. At the time I had thought about writing a journal as a string of very...
    Orchards Orchards 22-25, M Nov 22, 2014

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    Journaling

    I have kept a journal most of my life. I got my first diary for Christmas when I was 8 years old. I would fill out the daily page at the end of every day writing what I had done that day. I have kept a journal ever since then. I don't always write in it every day now but I do...
    dreamcat22 dreamcat22 51-55, F 1 Response Oct 10, 2010

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    Related Experiences

    Has anyone had luck finding a way to keep a computerized journal but find a way to keep others from being able to read it? My kids sometimes use my computer and I want it to be...
    newdaynewway newdaynewway 46-50, F Feb 18

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