I am making great strides in my Journalling!! Remember, the post I made about my Christmas gift of a Journal and Journal jar? I am doing it well. Usually do it each evening before bedtime, I have missed a few nights, but I have tried to catch up, and this is the perfect time of the year to do it. Makes me reflect alot, and keeps things in perspective for me. Anything to chase away the Winter Blues!!
So, tonight, I did a few more of the journal “prompts” and it struck me.
This is SO perfect, in even MORE ways!!!
This venture in my journalling is a little more reflective. Looking back at my memories. Reflecting on my thoughts and what has transpired in the last 44 years.
….and then it hit me. I did this very same thing….only MANY years ago, and with a much different perspective!!
I had a pre-teen/ teenagers DIARY!!! yeah an official “Diary” and all equipped with a KEY !!!!!!!!
I was a really REALLY “good girl” growing up, but I was a teenager afterall!!!! trust me, it is STILL kept LOCKED at all times!!!!! Nothing too earth shattering in it, but still, all the while, possibly not things I want my husband and teenage KIDS reading right now!!! If I were not so sentimental, I would probably be better off burning it 😮 but for now, it is just safely “locked” and only I know where the key is. (wink-wink) but honestly, I really am.
It was even accessible enough to me, that I could capture this picture….showing the diary vs journal idea. Now, WHY would this diary not be packed away in my attic with the rest of my keepsakes?? no clue. Maybe it needs to be?? 🙂
I am sure one day my kids will be reading ALL my “secrets” haha…if I don’t burn them first. But at that time, I will be long gone, and it will make for interesting conversation if nothing else.
It is not so much that either will contain anything racy or shocking, it is just that being such a private person that I generally am, yet I have it all right here…in print.
(and remember, if you are looking for the perfect and inexpensive gift idea, I think this is GREAT!!! think about doing one for someone. If you want to see the particulars, do a “Journal” search on my blog home page and you can see all the details perfectly) Later on, I will be giving some examples of a few of the “prompts” I have done so far. 🙂