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A Life Worth Living Is a Life Worth Recording

June 10, 2018 296 views

Image of a women writing in a journal

How an Old Journal Gave Me a Life Lesson After Being Hidden for 30 Years

An Interesting Discovery

A couple of years back, I was going through my things, and I found a 30-year-old journal. I started reading, and after a while, I realized how good my life is now. I have it good compared to my teen years. I didn’t have a bad teenage experience, but in my late teenage years were boring.

The Benefits of Keeping a Journal

This experience allowed me to see all the good things I have in my life now. As time goes on, you remember things differently. With a journal, you’ll have an accurate record of that time. Sometimes you think those were the days. But looking at my journal, these are the days.

Another benefit of keeping a journal and capturing all of your greatest experiences allows you to enjoy and relive the best parts of your life through your journal.

If I Had to Do It All Again

If I had the chance, I would do things differently. Rather than write each day, I would only write about significant issues in my life. I would also write about the lessons I had learned from my life, those experiences taught me what I know today.

Why Write?

Think back to all the good times in your life, “every one of the best experiences of your life.” You can’t, can you? Sure, you can remember a few, but you have to take time to reflect.

When you have a journal, you can capture all those moments. More importantly, you can relive them and get satisfaction all over again. It’s like watching a movie for the second or third time: you already know what’s going to happen and watch it again to experience that enjoyment again.

What to Capture in Your Journal?

I would want to write about the experience and especially how I felt during the experience. You may remember what happened, but will you remember the emotions if you don’t write them down?

The Benefits of Writing Your Journal

Writing a journal can be very beneficial. There is so much you will get out of this practice.

Here are just a few benefits:

  • You will remember the life you lived.
  • You can see past successes and experiences and decide on what’s next for you.
  • You can relive the memories.
  • You’ll enjoy experiences more as you’re having them because you will also be writing about them.

That’s the way I see it,
Acey Gaspard