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How many completed journals do you have? Where do you store them? Do you have all of your journals? If so, how many? If not, where are the rest?

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seaivy
Aug. 12th, 2013 01:45 am (UTC)
omg I'm on my third bin of journals. There may be some in the attic also.
Regrettably, the ones I hand made and kept as a teenager and those I kept in college got left behind in my parents house and thrown out. Maybe that's just as well.
I have 50 years of journals. I kept intermittently until 1971.
Until 2000 they were words only. Then I began to also paint etc. in them instead of separately. I use about 13 sketchbooks a year.
Two years worth are in the book case. After that they go into a plastic bin. I'm about to need a new bin.
praiseinfanta
Aug. 12th, 2013 09:13 am (UTC)
Wow. 50 years is really impressive, I hope I can journal for that long!
sarahrose
Aug. 30th, 2013 07:04 pm (UTC)
This! My goodness!
supersyncspaz7
Aug. 12th, 2013 08:54 pm (UTC)
WOW. I hope that one day I might have that many. I've been keeping a journal fairly steadily since I was nine, and I'm twenty-seven now.
pinska
Aug. 27th, 2013 12:26 am (UTC)
How fantastic! Would love to see your collection, if you would be willing to share.
seaivy
Aug. 27th, 2013 01:38 am (UTC)
Thank you
There really is nothing to share.
For all the years i wrote only, I used what ever size and kind of cheap notebook I could find, mostly spiral bound.
Since I switched to sketchbooks, they are all cheap spiral bound ones.
My journals are my private world.
The covers should reveal nothing.
Inside may be just the mundane recording of things I will need to know - what I bought where and how much I paid. When I got my hair cut.What I made for dinner that turned out well.
But, there may be more - thoughts, feelings, desires. The art work is always in that realm. I reveal myself to myself. I live in another dimension.
The joy of a journal is in having that totally private space.
praiseinfanta
Aug. 12th, 2013 09:13 am (UTC)
I have all of mine, I think. I keep them in boxes but sometimes I put the most recent ones on shelves for quick reference.
synchronome
Aug. 12th, 2013 11:05 am (UTC)
I'm currently on my 10th. I've been writing these for nearly 4 years. The completed Embodiment journals (and I've kept all of them) go into a box on top of my wardrobe, and when I get my own place they'll either go into the loft or I'll buy a bookcase to keep them on. Depends how much space I have ^^;

I did keep diaries as a young kid, but (thankfully) most were thrown out. I think my mum still has some of my very early ones that resembled scrapbooks more than diaries, but she'd helped me out with those ones.
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sovevuni
Aug. 12th, 2013 06:16 pm (UTC)
I've kept all of them. I began to journal at the age of 13 and completed a journal a year until I was more or less 24-25, so it makes at least 10-11 journals. Afterwards I wrote on and off (mostly off...) and I from these times (until last year) I've got maybe 3 journals. I've been journaling regularly again since Easter 2012.
supersyncspaz7
Aug. 12th, 2013 08:53 pm (UTC)
Thirty-five, more or less completed. There's thirty-seven if you count the diaries I wrote in sporadically in early elementary school, thirty-eight if you count the one I'm writing in now.

I keep all of them stacked on top of my shoe storage, which is actually a white bookcase turned on its side. I still have all of them, too!
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roadnotes
Aug. 16th, 2013 06:33 pm (UTC)
I've got about 170 hand-written books, and eight or so pressboard binders of typed/computer-printed entries. Right now, most of them are in boxes in storage, because we had to move abruptly, but usually they live on a bookcase beside my desk. I've been handwriting them since 1987, averaging about six to ten books per year.
ellison
Aug. 21st, 2013 07:53 am (UTC)
I have all my journals I've ever kept since I was 7 years old, but it's not as many as you'd expect. It fills one book box. I recently went through reading some old ones thinking it'd be great and it was not. lol

I have a hard time throwing things out, though. I dunno. Sometimes I think I'd feel awesome if I just burned a bunch of them, and kept only the most recent ones. I really don't want anyone else going through them and I can't decide if I'll like looking at them once I'm old, like 80 or something. For now, they'll stay in a box.
pinska
Aug. 27th, 2013 12:34 am (UTC)
I had thought about burning some of mine. I did get rid of one of my journals, just in that I was embarrassed by it when I was older. I regret doing this, but really struggled with getting rid of some of my high school journals, too. :/ What I have found is that time heals all wounds. I think in wanting to get rid of my journal, it was to distance myself from the person I was in that journal. I resisted and am glad that I did. I don't re-read my journals, anymore - less temptation.
sarahrose
Aug. 30th, 2013 07:04 pm (UTC)
I'm in the middle of volume 23 since I started in February 2009. So far, I have them all in a couple drawers of a big, old, metal filing cabinet. I have one drawer filled (volumes 1-20, conveniently enough) and am working on a second drawer. It'll probably be a couple years. But I might start doing plastic bins or something. Chests? Not sure. These are meant for posterity. I have them all; I'm really OCD about it all and would probably cry for days if something happened to any of them.

Edited at 2013-08-30 07:05 pm (UTC)
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