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 day. I though jounral was foor keeping records of what you did during the day.. I didn't know that time that I can practically just write about anything.
Then i asked my mum if she ever kept a journal when she was younger, she said that she actually did. I told her if she wrote down everything that happened every single day. And she replie no she didn't. She just wrote down whatever she felt like writing down.
I tried doing what my mum did but I found it so difficult because at a young age I didn't have a lot of "deep thoughts" As I grew older thats when I noticed that I have other thought to write down.
So when I started writing down even the mostrandom of things that cros my mind I was hooked.
Until now I keep a journal. I can never live without one. It is my form of comfort and creativity and everything else. In my home back in the PHilippine si have a drawer full of jounral.. here in Bejing I also have a drawerfull of journals. I can fnish up a thick notebook in less than 3 months.. so yeah.. :)
Thank God for internet and online blooging. If it were for online jounrals my room would be filled with mountainous piles of jounrals.. :)