WOW...who wrote this?!
Earlier this year, I finally wrote the last page of the journal I’ve been keeping for the past nine years. Kinda crazy that it took me that long to complete it. But from 2010 to 2019, I used the same notebook for collecting my intimate thoughts.
So I went back and read through it. And… WOW!!!
Some days, I don’t feel like I’ve changed much over the last few years. But reading this journal, especially the earlier entries, I realized just how wrong that is. It was actually a bit surreal. I felt like I didn’t recognize the girl who wrote much of what was there because she’s so starkly different to the woman I am now.
There were so many times where I felt mad at myself for needing to grow. But now I’m at a point where I’ve embraced it. Like yeah, sure, I had a shitty past that fucked me up. But it’s just made me more determined to succeed. And having that kind of obstacle and overcoming it just proves how fucking badass and rebellious I am. So it’s become a part of my story worth embracing.
I strongly encourage you to start keeping a journal, if you aren’t already. Even if you only write a few lines about what you’re feeling a couple times a month. It’ll be amazing when you look back on it years from now and realize how far you’ve actually come. Do it for posterity!
Plus, writing out your thoughts and feelings is a great way of processing them so they don’t consume you!