1. Oh I can so relate! I threw all my journals away a few years back… I fell in love with someone, had a whole heap of mixed thoughts and wrote about all of it in its entirety. I almost regret throwing them now, it was quite a significant moment for my mental health (not that I realised that at the time). Fast forwarded to now, at 31, and I’m feeling writers block with my blog because I can’t be honest (half the reason is because family read it and I have new employees), but I do have a special journal from Kikki K where I’m completely open and honest, I don’t write it in often, only when things are particularly bad in my little brain, but it does help. So in a roundabout way, I really really understand where you’re coming from.

    • Yes, I totally feel the ‘family and colleagues read it’ stress, so there’s a lot of moderation going on! But I think on the blog I tend to choose posts that I feel I can be completely honest about. I’ve tried being a bit less moderated in my personal journal and seems to be working, but I’m consciously aiming to not only write in it when I’m upset!

  2. Oh, yes, I can relate. My blog’s quite open BUT it’s also carefully edited to make sure nobody’s privacy is being breached etc; with journals, you don’t have to think about anyone but yourself – it’s a whole different thing. It’s not often these days that I feel the need to write about something diary-style but, when I do, I usually do it in a computer file that I have no intention of saving – it helps me be honest with myself, knowing that once the words are out there will be no record of them ever having been written.

Leave a Reply