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Don't Judge A Book By Its Cover

I've kept a journal for many years. Sometimes I write in it every day but at certain times, months can pass before I make another entry.

Majority of my journal entries are done when I'm most upset or troubled about an event going on in my life. They are the thoughts & feelings that are true at that moment but they also contain my dreams, hopes, regrets, pain & fear. I usually wait until I've calmed enough to think clearly before writing anything down. Once I've cleared my head a bit, the words just flow from my head to my arm, only to pour out of the pen onto paper. Sometimes the entries are only a paragragh. Sometimes they're several pages. When I've written all I can, it feels as I've been mentally & emotionally cleansed.

Only my journal knows how unsatisfied I am with my relationships, myself & my life. How angry I am at myself for making the same mistakes throughout the course of my life because when the events are occurring - I know the choices aren't right for me but rather than do something about it, I continue on that path. Then I actually have the audacity to be upset about where I end up.

Taurian3 Taurian3 36-40, F 2 Responses Mar 6, 2011

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It's a good way to keep track of your life, but -- from a counselor who guided me through some rough times last century -- it is really important to write down the good stuff, too. She encouraged me to force myself to write down at least two good things for every one thing I criticized about my doings.



Sometimes it was really hard. Today, I got up and brushed my teeth. And flossed!

It's a good way to keep track of your life, but -- from a counselor who guided me through some rough times last century -- it is really important to write down the good stuff, too. She encouraged me to force myself to write down at least two good things for every one thing I criticized about my doings.



Sometimes it was really hard. Today, I got up and brushed my teeth. And flossed!