15 years of journaling
by, 10-10-2008 at 08:04 PM
I just realized that next week marks my 15th anniversary of keeping a journal. I totally remember why I started it too.
I was watching the Roseanne episode where it's her b-day and they give her the basement as an office. In that episode she talks about how she used to keep a journal when she was younger, but life got in the way and she stopped.
That's when I decided hey, I don't want my life experiences to just vanish into the ether of my mind. Ever since then (although it's certainly not a daily occurance, maybe 4ish times a month) I write down my feelings, what's going on in the world, what I did etc., for posterity sake.
It's hysterical to go back and read stuff. Sometimes it's even a little sad. But overall I think it's one of the smartest things I've ever done. Maybe when I'm gone, reading my entries will help family members understand me a little better.