Does keeping a journal require keeping the journals?
Do you keep your journals? When one is done (or filled), where do you store it? Do you ever go back and look at them? What are you doing differently in your life than you did 10 years ago? What are you doing that is the same?
A journal will hold your grudges for you so you can get on with your life. A journal will hold your worries, so you don’t have to let them circle your mind. A journal will hold your big goals, so you can keep following them.
But a journal that gets filled and stuffed in a box and put in the attic–that journal might as well be a cannoli for all the good it is doing you.
Journals are like computers–they hold information, but the genius comes in interpreting the information. Learning from it. Acting on it.
Treasure your old journals. They show how far you have come.
—-Quinn McDonald keeps a journal. It talks back to her.