The importance of writing down your life
Saw this and thought yes journals are important – I have been writing my diary of obscurity for 30 years
How often do you journal?
Diary of Anne Frank (CC by SA 2.0)
My response to this question is: not often enough.
Some people love to journal. They can’t live without it. They might not even be writers, but they record their life to minute. Perhaps a lot goes on in their mind, and writing it down sorts all those tangles out.
I’m not one of those people, despite calling myself a writer.
I only journal when there’s something interesting to write about. I’ve tried the daily journal thing because after reading the diary of Samuel Pepys, I thought––hey, diaries can be literature too! But I quickly discovered that writing every day events every day is a chore. Moreover, I realized how boring my life was since I have a pretty regular schedule. Even for Samuel Pepys, the only entry I can remember reading about is his account of…
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