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I've kept a journal ever since I was six or seven, and I know that's it's good for me: therapeutic. I need to write. Having a private space and a bit of time each day to put down my thoughts helps me in so many ways. It gives me a place to vent my frustrations. And usually by the time I'm done venting, I not only feel better, but I also come to some sort of productive conclusion.
Mr. Mordecai has been transcribing his father's journals lately, and it's really made me think about what I write in my own. I don't write for posterity; I write for myself. I'm not sure if I would ever want people reading all that I write—not that it's scandalous or anything; more that it's disorganized and hurried and just a rush of my thoughts as I pour them out. Also, when I write about things that frustrate me, things tend to look a little exaggerated when I look back.
Anyway, I was just curious as to what others think. Do you keep a journal? Do you keep it for yourself or for posterity?