Journaling, in or out?

United States
April 29, 2009 6:26pm CST
Do you still keep a journal, or is it a lost art as well? If you journal, why did you start? If you don't why did you stop? When do you write? Why do you write?
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@Porcospino (16428)
• Denmark
1 May 09
I keep a journal. I started writing when I was a teenager, I wrote for a few years and then I stopped. When I was 23 and I started writing again and I have kept a jounal since then (almost 10 years) I write about the things that happen in my life, about my thoughts and feelings, about the things that I am grateful for etc. I like travelling very much and I usually write about the places I visit, the people I meet etc. When I was younger I sometimes wrote poems in my journal, but I keep them in a seperate notebook now. I have never had an online diary and I prefer my old-fashioned handwritten journal.
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• United States
1 May 09
I am right there with you on the old-fashioned hand written journal! I write in my journal a lot. I am kinda backwards though. When I am overwhelmed with emotions and such I won't write until I can get it all processed mentally! when things are just rocking along I write about everyday when I have time. I am like you I write just the things going on everyday in my life. I put a lot of my thoughts and plans in there too! Enjoy journaling! It takes a lifetime to fill one up!
• United States
30 Apr 09
I don't know if this is considered journaling but I like to collect prayers and scriptures that apply to my life. I have a little journal that I carry around with me in case I need an idea for prayer, etc. I am in the process of beginning a journal that recounts how God has taken care of me over the years and what I am thankful for. I like to journal on specific subjects, especially when I am reading specific books. I also like to set aside a special journal when I am traveling to write down my impressions, events, and things that really interested me. I also like to make notes of any problems that occur during travel so that my next trip will be much smoother. I even keep a list of packing items and what I would have liked to take along that I forgot and what I think I could have left home.
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• United States
30 Apr 09
Wow! You tossed a lot of wonderful ideas out there in your response! I may steal some of them! :) I really like your idea of the prayers and scripture collections! That's a geat thought! Journals of traveling sounds like a great idea too! You might be surprised how much they will be worth to family members wehn you are gone!
@snowy22315 (43804)
• United States
29 Apr 09
I dont journal because I dont like to write just for myself. I think that there are many things you can do besides journal. It is an Ok pastime but just not one that I normally indulge in. I just dont really enjoy it that much. It is just OK. I think there are some people that just really enjoy journaling but it is not really me.
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• United States
30 Apr 09
I understand why you do not journal. I journal but not every day. Actually, I am opposite. I write almost every day unless I am totally emotionally overwhelmed, then I don't write at all! I do wish my grandparents had journaled their travels in ministry. I would love to read some of their stories!