There have been many people throughout the years who ask me if I'm afraid that someone will read my journal. Sure. Who wouldn't be? They're inner, secretive thoughts that shouldn't be read by other people unless you want them to read them. But who cares? I've had people read my journals (with and without permission) and there's nothing that can stop curiosity. If you judge me by what is written in my journals, I probably don't want to be your friend anyway...
|I know, you're jealous. But you shouldn't be, because you can get it here.|
A few years ago, I found out about a thing called a "Journal Jar". It's a jar that you fill with pre-written questions. There have been times when I want to write but there's nothing exciting going on at the moment. Writers Block. This journal jar has smashed through so many blocks. And it's been filled up twice already. There's simple questions such as, "Are you a morning person or a night owl?" (Morning. As all my friends will tell you.), "List your favorite 5 books" (No, that's not fair), or "What is your favorite Sunday ritual?" (Breakfast. The answer is always breakfast). But some questions get deep, such as, "My saddest memory is...", "What's the biggest lie you ever told?", and "What scares you the most?" It's meant to make you think, even if it's silly thoughts.
Give it a try. Someday, when you feel like the world is against you, grab a notebook, a pen, some music, and just sit outside and write. Anything and everything. It's the best, cheapest, and easiest form of therapy.