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Posted Sun May 09, 2010 01:11 PM
I do keep a journal, and I have since I was maybe a teenager in middle school. I find that it helps me to relieve stress. If I can't sleep or feel upset about something, I write in my journal to get out all the negative thoughts in my head. Helps me feel a little better and sometimes helps me get to sleep because those thoughts aren't swimming around in my head.
I've found that I write a lot about relationships. I always have. When I was in high school and college, I wrote about guys I liked. Now that I'm engaged, I write about my relationship, our sex life, etc. Stuff I don't talk to my girlfriends about because it's private and between my guy and I. I also write about myself, my job, and my life. I ask questions in my journal that I may not know how to answer right now. I keep my bucket list in my journal.
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Posted Sun May 09, 2010 04:24 PM
Every couple of years I will write long letters to all three kids at milestones in their lives. Fatherly advice that is either too corny or embarassing to say in person. These letters were written at HS and College graduations, when my middle daughter got married, when they were in various personal crises and so so on.
The most unique journal I have is here on this site ...my blog. The entries in my blog are a chronicle / journal of my erotic life over the last 9 months. Everything in that blog happened to me and it is recorded electronically here. My erotic life was the only thing that I never journaled about . . . now I have thanks to SF.
I have really enjoyed the Blog for that reason ...it is the first time I ever opened up in writing about something that is very important in my life ...my experience of sex, passion and erotic interaction with J.
Great question for a thread!!!!!! Thanks Miss C.
Posted Sun May 09, 2010 11:05 PM
That men who keep diaries are sociopathic criminals?
Thanks, tenyn. Glad you enjoyed answering. I wanted to ask a non-sexual question.
Your post was very detailed, and I love the idea of keeping a journal about/for your children to bequeath to them later in their lives. Writing letters to them is a wonderful idea, and they'll have something very special and invaluable and irreplacable to remember you by someday. My fiancee and I aren't close to starting a family yet, but this idea is much more personal and loving than giving them a "college fund." Money is spent and doesn't last or provide inner peace or lasting happiness, but your thoughts will live on forever.
This post has been edited by Miss_C.: Sun May 09, 2010 11:06 PM
Posted Tue May 11, 2010 01:58 PM
That 18th birthday letter was the beginning of my letters to them. Wrote my 2nd daughter a similar letter and gave it to her on the eve of her wedding.
It was a hallmark moment.
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Posted Sun May 16, 2010 02:40 AM
It helps put a lot of thoughts together and sometimes makes me recall past events or maybe things that I have forgotten to place a level of importance on.
I also do not sleep the greatest- so what I will do while laying in bed, my brain working 100 miles per hour- I will turn on the light and just write down all the thoughts that I am thinking.
I have often times found my most interesting thoughts and ideas come in this time.
if I don't write it down , after sleeping I tend to forget the vast majority of it.
I have found great benefit in doing this.
Posted Tue May 18, 2010 05:09 PM