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  1. Missy Robinson

    What a great list of the benefits of journaling! I’ve kept one since 1987, though not daily. It’s so rewarding to look back.

  2. Johanna

    I love this. My dad died very unexpectedly last year at age 70. A heart attack that took him instantly. My dad wrote constantly, though. He write in books he read, in journals, on random pieces of paper, etc. His writing has been such a treasure and feels like he left part of himself behind for us. He wrote off and on in journals from the time he was 19 years old! They are such a treasure!

  3. Emily P.

    I love this article–thank you! I find journaling for me is like drinking water–I know it will make me feel better, that I will be happier, healthier, and so forth–but I just don’t stick to doing it (I don’t drink water as I should either). This article has inspired me to get back at it but with different expectations (including no invisible future audience). Again, thanks for sharing!

  4. Michael Wilkes

    Super article, Crystal. Thanks for being transparent. I just shared it with my newsletter list. Keep writing!

  5. Rachael

    Thank you for this, it’s a great reminder to keep up my own journaling habits. I like how you think!

  6. Rachel Stocki

    I absolutely love this idea. The thought of “what do I need today?” has been so freeing in my journaling practice. Thank you for sharing!

  7. Lucille Jaglal

    Hi Crystal! I recently began journaling again about 2 years ago and have been consistent since then. Previously, I journaled in stretches but not consistently. I wish I could say I have 25 years behind me. There are years I wish I could go back and see what was going on. Your reasons and thoughts resonated with me. One thing you didn’t mention was whether you ever go back and re-read your journals? I’m curious to know how many people do, and what are people’s opinions about doing so.

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