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“These empty pages are your future, soon to become your past. They will read the most personal tale you shall ever find in a book.” 

There seems to be a theme of videos on YouTube lately where old diary entries are read from the persons past self. Not only are some of these hilarious but also a nice reminder of where they were on what day and what they did. I used to keep diaries but threw them all away when I moved, mostly because they weren't filled with the greatest memories and I also felt I didn't have the space for them. So, I'm starting again at 20.

One of my biggest fears about when I'm old and a shriveled up wrinkly old woman is that I'll forget things. Not tedious things like where I left the car keys or what day the bins go out, the things that matter. Memories, people's birthdays and faces. Have I watched The Notebook too much recently?

I used to look after my great uncle alongside my mum as he couldn't look after himself anymore. I was always close to him, I used to run into his flat when I was little and scream 'Uncle Blobby!' at him and find myself hilarious as he always made sure to have giggle with me too. (His name was Robert, Bob for short) This is something that continued up until he passed away. He started to forget who I was, he often mistook me for my sisters or my aunts and sometimes even his carer at his home but the one thing he did remember was the fact he was my uncle Blobby. He always made sure I knew it too with a frequent "Who am I again?" "Uncle Blobby."

So today I bought myself a brand new journal to write down anything that comes to mind. What I did that day, how I'm feeling, who's upset me and the people I love. Yes, I have this blog, my videos and photos to remember things by but for me I like to read things and rediscover my past self and how terrible my handwriting is.

I don't know how long I'll keep it up, I hope for a while so I can maybe look back next year and see where I was a year ago that day. 

Do any of you keep journals? If not, you should! 
xx

12 comments

  1. What a lovely post. This is very nice idea. I am not very good at keeping my diaries but I would love to do it. I would love to try and write every day, even if it would be only one word. :) Keep writing! :)

    http://lamodaeanarchia.blogspot.com/

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    1. One of my friends just makes a few bullet points a day rather than in depth writing! Go for it x

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  2. What a wonderful post. I have thought about keeping a journal for a while now, and now you have inspired me to take the next step. I think that I will buy a fancy little one and begin today :)

    Cylia - http://noshandchat.blogspot.dk

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  3. This is such a lovely post hun, I am so with you too on the forgetting important things when you're older. When I got my first job in TV I wrote a diary every single day for two weeks so I never forgot a second of it... that swifty got forgotten. Definitely need to start one again :)

    Elle
    www.theellenextdoor.com
    xx

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  4. Good idea to start again! I use to have lots and lots, but I threw them all away because they were filled with embarrassing memories:( hope to start again, and this time I hope it'll be filled with great great memories. thanks for sharing!!:)

    Rachel x
    thehappybits.blogspot.com

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    1. I feel like I am a walking embarrassing moment, embrace it! x

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  5. Ah, what a lovely post! I tried keeping journals when I was a teenager, but scrapped them all. Probably for the best! I started again around 2010 and kept them faithfully until 2013, when my Dad passed away and I didn't feel like writing. I've just resumed keeping a journal and I have to say, I've missed it a lot. Keeping a journal is a great way of remembering things you've done, of organising souvenirs and of sorting through your thoughts and feelings.

    Good luck with your new journal and I hope you enjoy keeping one! Don't forget to read back every so often, it'll put a smile on your face when you're reminded of something you forgot.

    Michelle -x-

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    1. This was a lovely comment. Thank you Michelle x

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    2. This was a lovely comment. Thank you Michelle x

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  6. Such a lovely idea.I too keep a journal, and find it extremely hard to keep up with it but I've just set a reminder on my phone to write in it every day!
    Hopefully you'll be able to read it in a years to come and see how lovely your year has been, and how far you've come! x

    www.beckieeschle.com

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