While I never have, I’ll admit I have given it some thought. Someone I know has a yearly bonfire and I’ve considered purging years worth of writing by ceremoniously tossing them on the pile- yet I don’t.
I write for many reasons, but mostly because it’s super cheap therapy. It’s a place where you can fully express yourself in a completely unedited way. You write for you and only you… or do you? Some people write memoirs in hopes that some day they will be published, and while I suppose that idea might be nice, in my mind, I’d rather just leave something behind that can maybe inspire someone to move past a difficult time in their life.
What would you think about burning a blank journal to symbolically represent letting go? Maybe make a few notes inside of specific instances that were particularly difficult to write about?