The Art of Journaling

November 14, 2007

I know I haven’t been updating as regularly lately, and I do regret that. Because other than using this website to stay connected to friends and family, make new friends, hopefully entertain someone who reads it, and have a place to express myself, I also want this website to contain a record of these years of my life. I want to be able to go back later, read it, and remember what was going on in my life at that time. So at least for that reason, I wish I had written more lately even if it’s just to report on what my day was like.

That is exactly the kind of writing I used to do. I kept a journal for a lot of my life. Not always consistently, but I have a whole box full of them. I thought it would be fun to pull them out and share with you. So today we go back in time to 1990, when I was 8 years old. This is from the first journal that I ever received. I didn’t write in it all that often, but it is still so nostalgic to remember how simple my life was then. I’ll try to type it exactly as I wrote it:

March 3, 1990
I was given this book

March 15, 1990

March 16, 1990

March 24, 1990
Barry Buged us.
Barry and I played.

April 29, 1990
Today I played Don’t let the Grown-ups see you with my brothers.

Ah, life as an 8-year-old. I can’t wait till we get to my junior high years. That’s where the real entertainment is!

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Comments on The Art of Journaling

  1. 1

    From David, The Rainmaker:

    haha! I totally remember playing Don’t Let The Grown-Ups See You! I still often play that game actually.

  2. 2

    From Carmen:

    Don’t let the Grown-Ups See you sounds like fun! I think I’ll have to try that this Thanksgiving. :)

  3. 3

    From Emily A.:

    This entry sounds so much like me. I was reading my journals the other day. I got my first one as a gift when I was seven. I always mean to write more even if just to record what I did so I can look back on it. I was reading some from when I was fourteen. First I read them alone and it was hilarious and then I read them with my friend Carmen who is in a lot of the entries and I think we laughed till we almost died.

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