ON JOURNAL WRITING
(Actually since 1994, the time I began studying at IIUM, I've been keeping journal books of my life)
Life story is hard to be written.
Every second one has is a part of his
story. Imagine that a second is a page
story, hence, a year one has to write a
total of 31,104,000 pages.
Here is a reason to write a journal told by
a journaler :
"About 10 years ago I took up journal writing seriously. I
went to Berlin for overseas study and decided to keep a
diary of my experiences there. I have kept a journal ever
I don't look back at what I've written, because much of it's
painful or embarrassing or silly, but I'm glad I've written
about those times. In fact, a while back I noticed I had a
tendency not to write during times of great emotional pain
for me, and I got annoyed because those are the times I
need to write the most! Nowadays I make a special effort to
write during these times.
If you write during your black moods, you might never
want to reread what you've written. This is one of the
recognized problems with diaries--you begin to sound like
a broken record. Am I always complaining? you might ask
yourself. Am I always depressed?
Part of the reason to keep a journal is so that you get those
horrible, evil parts of yourself out of your system (where
they're just going to fester anyhow)...and you don't end up
burdening anyone else with them either. You can say it
and be done with it.
Works for me, at any rate"
If it works for her, there is no reason why
others should not try it.
I myself have commenced in writing my
own journal, frankly speaking, it is quite