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   Posted 4/7/2010 11:58 PM (GMT -6)   
Do you keep a journal or diary or have you in the past? How often do you write in it? I think this was more common a couple of generations ago but these days people don't seem to take time to record their lives. But if you've ever done any genealogy work you know how priceless it is.

I have a journal that's in my computer and yes, I have it I used to write regularly but any more I write when some major event happens or an emotional time for me. I look back and am amazed at some of what I wrote. It's like another person did some of But I can see progress or lack of it, when special times affected our lives and of course when the new grandbabies were born and how I love them. Plus if I'm frustrated or upset I write about it in there and it helps to get past it. That's most of what's in there.

Do you have any type of diary/journal or have you ever?
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   Posted 4/8/2010 6:45 AM (GMT -6)   
I kept a journal when my first husband was dieing of lung cancer. It was quite comforting to me to be able to write things down. I have it on a floppy disc and plan to read it again sometime in the future.

I find journaling really helps me. I think just seeing the words really helps give you some substance to your life. Some meaning I guess. It makes things real.

I hope that you all chime in with what you do to make life make more sense.

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   Posted 4/8/2010 11:17 AM (GMT -6)   
I have written poetry for years and in a sense my poems do journal my life. It is
funny I can go back,  read poems that I have written years ago and memories will wash
over me. My poems express my views and feelings about myself, others and life.
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   Posted 4/8/2010 11:28 AM (GMT -6)   
I used to keep a journal when I was in middle school. It basically consited of 'I hate my mom, she's so unfair' and 'I really like this guy, I hope he likes me!'. It's really funny to read some of things I wrote. It was like reading back on another person because I've changed so much since then.
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   Posted 4/8/2010 5:43 PM (GMT -6)   
Yes, I've been writing as long as I can remember but not consistently anymore....but I always intend to. I have one for physical symptoms, one for everyday stuff, and Chutz, I really like your passworded journal idea. How do you do that?? I think I'd write more deep stuff if I knew no one could access it but me :)
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