We traveled a lot in an RV full-timing it, which I really loved. After 3 yrs. of it or more, I realized I needed a home base. So these journals began with our trips from 2000 untiluntil 2006, when we settle down in a new home in Tennessee. My favorite place to live. The journals that I read to him have my impressions about people that I've met. My family! Some were critical of people, and as the years went by those same people I wrote about completely change my feelings about them. As I read it to my husband, he said "you changed your mind over the years havent you?maybe you should burn that book too". I decided I would just rip out those pages that may be hurtful to whoever reads my journals after I am gone. For my observations about them were wrong.
I read out loud to him about our travels to see if he remembered how much fun we had and some of the other RV people that we met from all over the north, east, south and some parts of the Northwest. He would love to go full timing again but that's not for me I love my home. Some might say home is where the heart is, it doesn't matter where you reside be it a building, a house, or an an RV. Been there, done that so making a house a home is for me!
I started a new journal in 2006. Didn't write every single day. I am really using my iPad and dictating then printing it and putting it in my journal. I guess I got a little lazy with the handwriting and I do love to write by hand but it's so much quicker to do it this way. Still writing feelings mostly.
So my point is, do you ever look at your journals past. Have you changed your mind about things that you said in your journal? Did you write in it when you were sad or just happy? Did you write about your travels? I only wish I started journals when I ws a teenager or younger. How interesting it would be to see how I lived during the years between 1945 and 2014, how I felt. . I just remember glimpses of how it was back then . Journaling gives you kind of a time capsule.