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I Keep a Journal

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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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    I have been thinking about keeping a journal

    for awhile now and have finally decided to start one. I enjoy writing and needed a place to keep my private thoughts. I love the fact that I can write whatever I want. It's a place where I can write all my problems in, my feelings. Keeping a journal is definitely something...
    hopepeace33 hopepeace33 13-15, F Dec 28, 2013

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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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    "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...
    TheSimpleButterfly TheSimpleButterfly 22-25, F Sep 9

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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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    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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    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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    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 2 Responses Mar 10

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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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    Whether journal or blog.

    It helps a person bring clarity and form to thought, which can sometimes be chaotic. It can also act as testimony and/or evidence when prosecuting criminals.
    KSO13 KSO13 22-25, M Mar 10

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    Assumptions...

    I sometimes assume people look at things the way i see them.
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Aug 25, 2013

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    I Love to Journal. [wow, That's Original :D ]

    I have kept a journal since....wow, I can't even exactly remember now.  I think it was since I was about 12 or so.  I can't exactly remember what made me want to start journaling, but I've had tons and tons of diaries and journals over the past 7 years.  I love to...
    Jaggie Jaggie 22-25 2 Responses Aug 25, 2007

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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

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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 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

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    Inspired By Anne Frank

    Since age 7, I've kept a journal. All of the journals I had as a little girl have been lost in the past. The only journal I haven't lost is the one I made when I was 10. I made it in class as an assignment. I buried one journal in a time capsule in my back yard, but I don't feel...
    XxTinyBearxX XxTinyBearxX 18-21, F Aug 20, 2013

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    I write almost everyday

    and it really helps. I can vent everything I can't say out loud. It helps me focus my thoughts an ideas and seeing things out all together on paper really helps me to see the boarder things to a problem and it's easier to solve them. I've kept a journal for 12 years. It...
    JennaReiko JennaReiko 22-25, F Feb 1

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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...
    ShimmerSquirrels13 ShimmerSquirrels13 22-25, F Jul 27

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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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    Wake Up...

    i need to get off my arse and do few things. i am used to things coming to me, i don't pursue things. I have this tendency to fall off in my comfort zone and laze around in it. I sometimes depend on others to do my work for me and mostly it gets done. But of late, those others...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Aug 23, 2013

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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 2 Responses Oct 10, 2010

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    Stupid World...

    Spirituality is important to me. I try to practice it in my everyday life. But i am finding out that there are situations when spirituality shouldn't be used. It's a materialistic world and i am still in human form. I think i should practice spirituality in the privacy of my home...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Aug 23, 2013

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    It Means Nothing When Some One Reads It

    I have been keeping a journal for years now! Its pretty much my only way to put off doing something stupid to myself. I just put anyting down on the paper at the end of each day and only then can i sleep. but when your mum reads it... It feels like I have had all my thoughts...
    MissMadz MissMadz 18-21, F 2 Responses May 23, 2008

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    I'm a guy and I have a journal.

    I'm not ashamed of it or anything, I'll let someone read it, I have nothing to hide.
    Mjj101 Mjj101 16-17, M 1 Response Jan 5

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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 1 Response Jul 10

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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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    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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    Must Define What I See

    I've kept journals for ten years now and I think I've become a better writer because of them. They helped a lot during adolescence, from the teenage boy crazed rantings to the depressed "why won't anyone take me seriously" angst, to the questionable identity statements...
    Ariella Ariella 26-30, F 2 Responses Jan 18, 2008

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    I've kept a journal since I went off to

    university in 2007. I love to open up a clean new journal and write the first entry, and I enjoy going back to read finished journals. Keep them safe and easily accessibly in case of fire. I don't actually write every single day, usually every other day, but sometimes multiple...
    canichangethislater canichangethislater 26-30, M Feb 25

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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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    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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    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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    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

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    I'm afraid to see the things I've written in

    the past. Those things are to never be seen by human eyes again. Just like every other, this one will be burned when filled to the end. You might think it's a waste of time, but it's my drug of choice. I'd rather waste my words than waste my life.
    HeyItsKaylaMay HeyItsKaylaMay 18-21, F Apr 1

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    This Is My Journal

    I write down memories and random stuff on this site. Of course, I do filter myself sometimes.
    emipurple emipurple 18-21, F Oct 10, 2013

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    I Miss Keeping a Daily Journal

      I really miss the days I was able to keep a hand written journal. It started out a lined notebook paper and a Bic ball point pen, but grew into nicely bound- books with handmade paper. I would write in black ink only, with a Waterman fountain pen. I would put on a nice...
    Smokeseek Smokeseek 36-40, M 2 Responses Dec 16, 2008

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    I've kept a journal for years.

    When I was unemployed, I would write in it for a couple of hours a day. Alas, this is no longer the case, but writing in it regularly helps keep the cobwebs out of my head and helps me work out my problems by writing through them.
    kidamy kidamy 31-35, F Jan 27

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    (Filipino) October 8, 2013 Entry

    (Hindi po talaga ako ganito kahaba magsulat, sadyang malakas lang ang trip kong nung araw na yan) October 8, 2013 11 PM Na-mention ko na ba yung mga nangyare sakin this weekend? Great, just great. Well, nung weekend, ang ganda ganda ng plano ko ng pagrereview, yung tipong na...
    m00nshine m00nshine 18-21, F Nov 27, 2013

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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

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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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    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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    Every once in a while one should ask themselves

    if they are taking things too seriously. If yes, kick your own arse and have some fun. Nothing really is that important. I keep forgetting it sometimes. What matters is the quality of the moments that is passing us by. Moments will come and they will go...there is too much...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jan 24

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    My Journal Became My Best Friend

    Long story short, my mom got me a journal to write my deepest darkest secrets and feelings that I couldn't tell anyone else. I normally bottled it up and it got so bad I'd get such bad stomach aches 24/7 that I had to miss school because of it. I'm a very nervous person. That...
    Sammily Sammily 16-17, F Sep 30, 2013

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    Nice Writting In My Journal.

    I love to write in my journal.  I don't write in it everyday but when my thoughts and feelings are all cluttered up in my head it's nice to write them all down.  It helps restructure my thoughts, goals, ideas, and where I'd like to go in my life or what I'd like to do...
    slavebunny slavebunny 36-40, F 2 Responses Dec 10, 2008

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    I just finished the last page of a journal

    that I have kept for five years. Originally it was for keeping track of my time in Japan but I ended up only writing two entries while I was there. Then it became a place to just write down what ever was weighing on my mind at the time. I'm almost at a loss now that it's filled...
    SolitarySummer SolitarySummer 22-25, F 1 Response May 15

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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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    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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    I write inside it everyday.

    Not like i do on EP, a journal is different. Its more personal.
    Ryanholmes20375 Ryanholmes20375 18-21, M Feb 6

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    Many Journals

    I have a few journals at the same time for different things. I have one on my memory stick for quotes and sayings, and stories. The rest are book types journals for my art and one for writing. The most recent is one for "wild and wacky stuff". This one is a...
    cuphalffull cuphalffull 46-50, M 3 Responses Mar 21, 2008

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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

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    Things I Believe In-things That Could Be A Postive Thing Or Things In My Life

    I just found my journal that I once wrote my thoughts and feelings, I would love to share some of my thoughts and feelings..May-be it could help someone in need...Things I believe in....1. I believe in my children2. I believe that one day my life could be normal(define normal...
    Tweetybird2012 Tweetybird2012 46-50, F 2 Responses Aug 30, 2013

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    Related Experiences

    I will start to journal again, I brought a small leather journal but I will go back to using my paid diary app. My parents read my journals during my teens years so I stop writing...
    inspirelove inspirelove 26-30, F 1 Response Sep 1

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    I have never been any good with keeping a diary or a journal. I remember when I was 10 my brother stole my Tweety Bird diary and read all about how big of a crush I had on this boy...
    Mang0Tree Mang0Tree 22-25, F 2 Responses Sep 3