Tuesday, June 15th, 2010

Burn this journal!

Stephanie

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?


26 thoughts on “Burn this journal!

  1. I am firmly in the Oh No! side.

    However, I have gleefully tossed pile of paper junk from the MIL into the recycling.

  2. I am firmly in the Oh No! side.

    However, I have gleefully tossed pile of paper junk from the MIL into the recycling.

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