Do You Keep a Diary or Journal?
By Alice Henry
August 15, 2017 9:23am CST
Many teenage girls used to keep diaries when I was growing up. I remember writing things in a diary, but I have no idea where that diary might be. And then of course, there is “The Diary of Anne Frank” that has become probably the most famous diary in the world. Have you ever read that book or seen the movies? There is more than one movie about it. Today, many people keep journals. I have a sister-in-law who writes in her journal every evening before she goes to bed. I wish I had done that. Writing my memoirs now, would be so much easier if I had made note of things that I have experienced over the years, with the dates that these things actually happened. Now, it’s difficult to remember WHEN things happened. Most psychologists agree that it is a good idea to write down your innermost thoughts. They think that it clears the mind and helps sort things out, that are bothering a person. What do you think?
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I think its a good idea to write down important events in your life with the DATE that it happened. With a journal, you don't have to write something every day, but when there are things that you really want to remember, write them down. I'm trying now to write my Memoirs for my grandchildren and I'm having a difficult time. My memory is good as far as remembering the details of different events in my life, but the DATES that these things took place, I don't remember because I didn't write it down. I can only guess at the actual date that things happened.