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Hey, Teens, Tell Us Why You Keep A Diary/Journal

Sorry, adults, this one's not for you!!!

Keeping a diary is typically associated with teens (and teenage girls), and, as a result, is often treated as silly or not worthwhile.

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But...I take umbrage with this characterization! Diaries and journals are awesome, and so are the teenagers and young adults who keep them.


So, if you're a teen or college kid*, we want to hear about why you love your diary/journal.

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*Sorry, adults! This one's not for you!!!

Maybe keeping a diary has improved your mental health, or helped you stay grounded during a turbulent time in your life.

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Perhaps the drawings or poems you create in your journal have given you the confidence to pursue other creative endeavors.

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Or maybe taking notebook inspiration from Studyblr has helped you do better in school, or just let you embrace and celebrate your love of learning.

How ever you use your journal/notebook/diary, we want to hear about it!

Tell us a little about yourself (like how old you are/what grade you're in) and what your diary or journal means to you in the comments below (and share a pic if you'd like!) and you could be featured in an upcoming BuzzFeed Community post or video!