I kept journals all through elementary, junior high and high school. I remember the first one I ever received had a little lock on it and everything so that I could keep out my nosy brother and parents.
Through the years I've had about a dozen journals, all stored away so that one day maybe I can read back through my life and my moments of growing up.
You could say that blogging is what stopped my handwritten journaling. You see, I originally started blogging during my senior year of high school. I assumed it was an easier was of keeping a journal and my first few blogs were relatively anonymous and very open.
Lately I've been missing the art of journaling. I miss having a place to pour EVERY SINGLE thought out. I miss the act of actually writing things down. And so I purchased a little red book with a pretty little heart on the cover. And for the first time in quite a few years, I'm going to journal again.
As much as I love blogging, and you all know I do, I'm excited to have a place that is simply MINE. And I'm very excited to put pen to paper and get words down. I think it'll be good for me.
Do you journal?