Old diaries

11 thoughts on “Old diaries”

  1. I’ve also kept a box full of old letters from school days πŸ˜„ do you know, I miss those days of hand written letters x great post and great memories – Depeche Mode and especially Blue Monday – happy days x

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  2. Unfortunately I did throw my journals ( or diaries, as we called them back in the ‘old days’), how I regret that now! A lot of things that I wrote was absolute rubbish, but it was MY rubbish, part of who I was at that time. Please don’t throw them out without at least reading them first. There’s plenty of other things to decluttering, I’m sure!

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  3. You are so lucky to still have these. My childhood journals were destroyed by distrusting parents in my teen years. Thirteen journals gone. 😦 Hold on to those forever.

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  4. your first line caught my attention, because it was something so absolutely relate-able. i now think every writer must have a stash like this, i know i do. I worry about the same things, what if…but i like the point that you brought up, but what if they never got read, what if your daughter may some day need them or her children, what a rare gem to have a mother or grandmother’s journals in our possession. There is so much more than just your thoughts and feelings, to read , there is history and legacy! great job.

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  5. “Every time I open one, I am embarrassed for myself. Do I want the kids finding these? No. What a disaster.” Thank you Andrea – that’s exactly what I am telling myself every time I look into one of my old diaries. Somehow, I used to write more when I was miserable. There is so much drama, negative thoughts, unfairness and the like that I don’t want it to be my legacy. So I decided to burn them last year. One was already converted into light grey smoke. Outside, in an open fire, page by page. Just me and the book. And it felt right. The only journals I’ll keep are those about my boy growing up. I m curious to learn how you’ll decide. Have a lovely Sunday night – Carina.

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  6. Great post! I just started journaling more more often and trying to stay committed, and I can’t wait to look back at some of my journal entries when I get older. I think it’s a great way to see how we’ve grown in life and seeing the difference from how we are, and where we are now. Great post!

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