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Things Everyone Who Has Kept A Journal Understands

"Okay I don't wanna split hairs here, but it's not a journal, it's a notebook. It's notes for a book."

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You started out with one of those diaries with a padlock but you learned from your mistake when you lost the key and had to pick the lock.

You remember the indescribable pain of your diary being stolen from your rucksack and passed around the coach on the way back from some dismal school trip.

Despite all this, you harboured a secret fantasy that your diary would be published posthumously, making you the voice of a generation.

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People would weep as they turned the pages of your magnum opus, profoundly moved by the poignancy of your words.

But you know that when it comes down to it, you just can't quit journaling. / Via

Whether it's a cathartic way to make sense of your thoughts, or an obsessive need to document everything in a futile attempt to battle the ever advancing tides of your own mortality, you just love writing in your diary.

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