I’ve started my Journal again.

I’ve been driving myself mad all morning. I want to write; I don’t know what to write about. And yet there are a plethora of thoughts swimming around inside my head and I’m drowning. I’m drowning because they are consuming me and I just need to get them out. You know?

I’ve actually started my journal again. I took a step back from it when I started blogging because I thought I wouldn’t need to upkeep both – but boy was I wrong?

Yesterday I had a shimmy through all of my old journals and I was overwhelmed with emotion. So many people, faces and memories cropped up. Memories. That’s all they are now. But to be able to read over significant moments in my life and remember feelings and thoughts that I had once – is a surreal, peculiar but oh so wonderful privilege. I’m so glad I documented my life throughout all those years. Why did I stop? Because I started blogging. I thought I would share everything with you guys. But I can’t bring myself to.

Don’t worry my darlings, I’m not going to stop blogging, I wouldn’t ever dream of doing that. I love it too much. But I’m going to devote some time to writing in my journal again and getting more things off my chest.

That’s all from me today. I just wanted you all to know this.

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Charlene McElhinney

 

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8 Comments

  1. June 20, 2017 / 2:28 pm

    Awh I’m so happy to hear you are going back to journalling I’ve been doing it now for a while and for myself mentally it has been the best thing.

  2. June 20, 2017 / 3:05 pm

    When I was younger I’d always start a journal and keep it for a couple weeks then give up. I’d love to have those now to read back through. Even though I’m sure they’d be extra cringey. Have you tried bullet journaling?

  3. June 21, 2017 / 10:05 am

    you know what hun I have started doing the exact same thing. Only so much i can share on here and the thoughts and problems going round in your head helps so much when you put them on paper. You’re amazing Charlene, don’t ever forget that. xxxx

  4. June 22, 2017 / 11:30 am

    Having some sort of journal has really helped with my day-to-day life. It’s important to write things out if it helps you! Go you!

  5. June 24, 2017 / 2:37 pm

    I wrote journals for about 8 years, all the time I was a teenager and I find them weird to read but I can’t wait to read them in 20 years time. I think it both be funny and heartwarming. Xxx

  6. Kayleigh Zara
    June 29, 2017 / 12:36 am

    I’ve always found that journal writing can be so helpful and a great personal space to write down all the things going on in your life! X

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