The 10 day writing challenge has ended – I completed it – I only missed one day, I am enjoying writing regularly and will try to keep doing it.
Recently my blog friend Kathryn – Collage Diva found a journal that she had written when she separated from her ex. In her blog post She said “As I read through the entries I was amazed at how I wasn’t affected by it. It was as if I was reading someone else’s story.” She didn’t want to keep it so she burnt it. Kathryn writes morning pages (The Artist’s Way) each day and has decided to burn them at each full moon.
That got me thinking – I don’t know that I could do that, my journals contain a lot of my creative writing and poetry and all my experiences of grieving and life after loss. But that begs the question – What happens to my journals if anything were to happen to me?
After giving this much thought, it is not something that I am able to answer at the moment.
I remember keeping a diary as a teenager and returning home to find that my mother had read my most private and inner most thoughts – it was devastating and I destroyed that diary the first opportunity that I got. I didn’t keep a diary again until I returned to University after Troy was born and I took writing units and workshops. I wish I could read that teenage diary and see what I might make of it.
So what would you do or what instructions would you leave for your journals after your death?