What kind of journals do you keep?
April 23, 2007 6:18pm CST
I love writing, and especially writing in journals. I keep many on hand, and write in whichever one suits my interest for the day. I just love that they all focus on different interests (or on many interests), and let my thoughts flow on a whim. For example, I have a birthday journal, which I write in only on my birthday each year. I keep a General journal for my miscellaneous thoughts, when I don't have a particular topic I want to write in. I also have one for my business, so I can write about my fears, my trials & tribulations, my ideas and plans for the future. I'd love to know what kinds of journals you write in.
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• Orangeville, Ontario
24 Apr 07
I don't write in any of my journals on a regular basis. The one I write in most is my "daily" journal where I write about events and my mood and what is bothering me. I have a prayer journal and I have a gratitude journal. I should be writing in them every day but, sadly, I don't. I also have journals for each of my girls. The front page of each book lists what they were for Halloween each year. The rest is dated as to events like their birthdays or funny things they said or did, and their accomplishments like in sports. These books are for my girls when they grow up, but also for me too. It is fun looking back and thinking about something my little girl did when she was two years old. I have a book that I do writing prompts in for writing practice but I don't consider it a journal. I consider it an exercise book, and then I have tons of notebooks. I have also pasted all my poems into a hardbound book with blank pages. I don't know what I'm going to do once that is filled because I don't think I will be able to find another one like that. I bought it when I was a teenager. I may have to resort to duotangs or binders.
• United States
15 May 07
I'm addicted to journal writing - you might want to check out the embodiment community over at livejournal.com. It's a daily paper journal project - I did it last year and found the whole thing to be very gratifying and I filled three large journals during the process. I have, like you, a general thoughts journal. I also have an art journal (several of them, actually, depending on what medium I want to use). I also have journals for each of my children.