February 28, 2012
Way back in the 90s, I had a floral print diary named Flowers. I'm not quite sure why I didn't think of a more creative name -- or why I even named it in the first place -- but regardless, I started each entry with Dear Flowers. I told Flowers ALL of my 8 year old secrets, such as "my mom is mad at me" and "I want the Power Rangers movie for Christmas" (I secretly LOVED Power Rangers for an extremely long time. As you can probably tell, I was a super cool kid.)
I haven't kept a diary -- or as adults call it, a journal -- in years. Lately, though, as a way to deal with stress (and per Jack's recommendation), I've started writing down random stuff. It's just nonsensical thoughts but I'm loving it -- it's super soothing and it gets me out of my own head.
I have a pretty green notebook with sliver polka dots (named Dots) that I write in, but since I'm going through multiple pages daily (my mind is a scary place), I'm going to need a book soon. I've been searching for a worthy replacement, and while I'm not sure which one I'm going with just yet, I am excited there is a grownup version of Flowers available.
Do you guys keep journals? Did you have diary as a child? Do you sometimes write dairy instead of diary?