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Go Ahead, Let It Out

>> Thursday, August 30, 2007

I’ve always been a big fan of journaling. Of course, when I began it was a “Dear Diary” kind of thing. It then progressed into a place to keep my secrets, my wishes and what boy I liked. I did stop for a while when my mom read my diary and found out that I had tried pot. (I remember to this day what I wrote: “I smoked pot today. I didn’t feel any different. I don’t get it”) She was angry and I felt violated.

I actually didn’t journal again until I was out of the house. I had a rotten boyfriend and needed a place to empty all the pain. I still have those journals. It makes me sad to see how I allowed myself to be treated. But it’s also empowering to know that I was able to overcome some really bad stuff.

I was really good at journaling until I began blogging. Why write in two places? Except that there are things that you just don’t pour out to a blog. Too many people we know (like family) read it. I try to journal my prayers now. It makes me think and keeps me from falling asleep while praying at night.

Journaling has helped me through a lot of transitions. Moving, job choices, bad boyfriends, good boyfriend (now great husband), babies… The only problem with pen and paper is seeing your progress.

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This is a great alternative to pen and paper journaling and you can get a free 14 day trial now to see if MyTherapyJournal.com is right for you. To visit MyTherapyJournal.com, please click here >


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