I think it's because I feel like I don't have anything interesting to say - no wise words, crazy discoveries, or grand epiphanies. Is it worth it to journal every day just for the sake of it? Every pedantic thought or regularly-scheduled-and-expected-to-happen things that happen? I doubt anyone will write a book about me, and I have no plans to write a memoir, so it all seems like just a big waste of time.
On the other hand... I love seeing journals filled with pages of my handwriting. I love flipping through and remembering random things that happened or random thoughts I had. There's something so romantic and pleasurable about pages bent and worn by ink. And I like having one consistent place to keep random thoughts, ideas, doodles, lists, etc.
So maybe it's worth it after all?
I certainly have enough journals to keep me occupied for awhile... Some were gifts, some I bought because they're just so cute, and some I've had for 10 years! Some have pages torn out of them because I didn't think they were good enough or because I wanted to forget what was written on them. Some are stashed under my bed and some are stuffed into closets and drawers and I'll probably never see them again...
|Guess how many of these are only partially filled...|
Do you keep a daily journal? If so, how do you stay motivated to write every day?