Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Journal Writing

I have run into the same problem I have every time I try to write. I feel like what I have to say isn't important. This is the main reason I don't keep a journal. I feel like no one will ever want to read about my boring life. I have plenty of things to say, I just don't think they are important. I've been told to try writing like no one will ever read it, but that doesn't always work for me. I'm always embarrassed when I write in a journal. Sometimes when I read back through them, I rip pages out because I'm so embarrassed by what I wrote. I know I shouldn't do that, but I don't want my posterity to see it. I know I should keep a journal, and I want to, but I just can't ever get myself to do it. I think that is one of the reason I wanted to start blogging. Somehow it gives me freedom I don't find in a journal. That may sound backwards to some people, because in a journal I can be more personal and detailed, but that always embarrasses me. At least through my blog, I am learning to write some experiences down rather than not writing at all. This is a good step for me. I am learning to be more comfortable in writing, and also learning not to care what people will think. I am who I am, and I hope someday I will be able to write a journal without being embarrassed by myself.

1 comment:

  1. I love journal writing (as I'm sure you remember). I just started a new journal yesterday evening. I'd like to pretend that what I write will be read by future generations, but mostly I think no one will get past a couple entries because they'll be 1. Bored. 2. Confused.

    I'm not a very clear writer, and in my journal, I hardly go back and edit. But, I absolutely love going back and reading things myself. It keeps a good timeline of events, and feelings. It's also a way for me to express gratitude to God for blessings (that I may not feel comfortable sharing in a blog).

    I like blogging too because I feel it reaches a different audience, and it is still a way to record some thoughts I don't ever get into my journal.