Done with one journal. Time to start on another one.
Her name is Cara (which means beloved;friend). I would have named it after my best friend so I can be as detailed as possible as if I’m talking to her but we both thought that would be creepy. Oh well. I’ll name the new one after her. PWAHAHAH.
But yes, I keep a journal.
I want to be able to look back at memories and this is a way to preserve them. I also have scrapbooks but hell, I’m lazy. I’m not going to update it as often as I’d like.
There’s just something about them I like. As much as I love collecting the actual book, I like having the pages filled… with my memories and my writing. And in a few years, I’d like to go back and read about my
life days—what I thought about a certain person, how I felt that day, how my views changed over the years. And maybe I can share it with someone and laugh at it.
I like seeing my writing change (and the different pens I used). I like seeing the pages turn wrinkly from being flipped so much. I like seeing the little doodles and signature I add at the bottom. I read some entries from my fifth grade diary and surprised myself.
Blogging and vlogging—they’re different. I don’t like saving everything on electronics, especially memories. Something is bound to happen one day and everything will be lost. The pictures you uploaded on an online album or the files or something with the hard-drive. I don’t want to depend on electronics.
And also, there are things that shouldn’t be written and kept on the computer, let alone the internet. Journals are more private.
Okay, so there are e-books and actual books. If you’re one of those people who chose actual books over e-books, then you’d probably understand where I’m coming from…….. right? I dunno.