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Full Journals?

How many full Journals do you have?
How long did you write these?

These are some of mine.



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Jan. 5th, 2014 07:35 pm (UTC)
Just regular journals, going on 6. Art journals, planners, book journal, etc. are generally just one of each and not full yet (in spite of having some of them for more than a year).
Jan. 5th, 2014 08:03 pm (UTC)
I have 34 diaries & journals (when I started at age 11, I called it a diary but then as I got older I switched to naming them journals) and I've started writing in #35.

Technically, two of them are unfinished. One from when I was grade school - I abandoned it because it was a traumatic time - and the second one during my '20s - because again, it was a very traumatic time and I was crazy insane in that journal and I had to stop myself so I left it unfinished and in fact put something around it to bind it so that I wouldn't use it - and those are the only times I ever abandoned / didn't finish a journal.

Yours look wonderful. I love blank books but there's something so much more interesting about looking at fuller pages, ones that have been scrawled on and filled and carried about for the duration of use.
Jan. 5th, 2014 08:14 pm (UTC)
I also have some abandoned Journals. Because i used to gave them Names when i was younger, so it was like writing to a Friend. But somehow i started to get sick of some of these "Friends" very soon xD I was a crazy Person.

I love to see Peoples blank Page-Journals. But i prefer Lines, because if i write on blank Pages everything gets really messy. Hehe.
Jan. 6th, 2014 05:05 am (UTC)
Random: I was reading about how diaries and journals are different terms altogether, actually! Not quite 100% synonymous. :-) Diaries are daily, etc. accounts, while journals include more reflection on said daily accounts.

I totally agree with your summation about blank and filled books! I love both, but there is such love in worn, loved, full books.
Jan. 5th, 2014 10:37 pm (UTC)
Oh I adore these! What was the time span on filling them? The top left looks like it has such an interesting cover! :D xxx
Jan. 15th, 2014 08:07 am (UTC)
They are from Age 15 to age 27.

The Left One's decorated with Snippets from Metal-Newspapers. xD I used to decorate my old Journals.
Thank you :D
Jan. 5th, 2014 10:55 pm (UTC)
Books beyond measure - 3 big plastic bins - stacked in the closet, piled on bookshelves - years and years of notebooks and sketchbooks. All different sizes, different thickness. And before that boxes of journals that were left behind and lost.
Jan. 15th, 2014 08:08 am (UTC)
Wow. That sounds much.
How much do you write daily?
Jan. 6th, 2014 05:03 am (UTC)
I'm almost done with volume 24 (most of them are 150-200 pages each) since February 1, 2009. They include lots of text and lots of paste-ins. :-D

I also have a couple volumes of a movie log, where I watch everything I see/watch, and a poetry journal rarely written in. Dream journal, bucket list notebook, etc. :-D

Edited at 2014-01-06 05:06 am (UTC)
Jan. 15th, 2014 08:10 am (UTC)
Well, 24 Volumes in 5 Years are really cool.
Do you write daily?
Jan. 15th, 2014 08:11 am (UTC)
Thank you, yes! Though some days are shorter and less exciting. ;-)
Jan. 6th, 2014 03:48 pm (UTC)
35 years
I have journals covering 35 years in boxes and plastic bins. I usually write around 1000 pages a year these days. I am page 16 for the Year 2014 right now.

In this picture you can see the boxes and plastic bins where some of my diaries are stored.
book collection

Edited at 2014-01-06 03:50 pm (UTC)
Jan. 7th, 2014 02:03 pm (UTC)
Re: 35 years
Woah!! This is wonderful!
Jan. 15th, 2014 08:13 am (UTC)
Re: 35 years
I wonder how my Bookshelves will look like in 20 Years.
Can you even count your Journals if you have so many?
Also, what will you do with them as you get older?
Nowadays i'm thinkin about what to do with my Journals. If i should keep them and hand them over to someone or if i shall burn them before i die. I guess i will have some time, before i need to decide that. I'm only 28 Years old.
Jan. 15th, 2014 02:04 pm (UTC)
Re: 35 years
I have told one of my sons to burn my diaries when I die. I never thought about what I would do with my diaries when I started writings back in High School. Now here I am 44 years later with a ton of diaries and nobody will want to read them when I am gone.
Jan. 6th, 2014 11:52 pm (UTC)
Through my teens, twenties and thirties, I was strictly a cheap spiral notebook girl. No qualms about messing up a pretty book, so I actually wrote fairly often and probably filled about 10 of them. I have one huge hardcover accounting ledger that has law school and a little bit of college in it. Then lots of fits and starts in nice journals, but none full till 2012 and 2013-- those are my moleskine page a day diaries, and there's something every day (though I cheated and fillled in a few days in 2012 from notes on my phone & computer). There are also a couple of binders of printouts from the ghosts of online journals past. I probably have about 30 sketchbooks, but I don't think any are technically full. Some mostly full, others just a few pages. I also have a few boxes of handrwitten letters from friends, and copies of some letters I sent. Most of it is in storage. But the last 3 years live at home.
Jan. 6th, 2014 11:57 pm (UTC)
Oops, and I forgot my litle moleskines (and cheap knockoffs), the pocket sized ones, that are for notes and poems and recipes and homeschool field trip notes and sketches. There are probably about 40 to 50 of them, of which maybe 20 are full, and others in various states from just a few pages to only a couple pages left. I have multiples going at any given time. They live in different bags and backpacks and jacket pockets, and the glove compartment of my car, so I always have something to scribble in.
Jan. 15th, 2014 08:16 am (UTC)
That sounds pretty cool.
Maybe i should keep a Pocket Notebook with me, too.
Jan. 7th, 2014 11:45 am (UTC)
I am on no. 36 currently (I think, I'm not at home to check...). I've been writing consistently since May 2005... I have a few filled ones from childhood and other projects (stories, poems, dreams, etc.), so I'm probably pushing 50 total...
Jan. 15th, 2014 08:18 am (UTC)
Wow. 50 are a lot. I'm now at No. 15, almost 16,
and i write since i was a young Girl.
But i was never a daily Writer until last Year.
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Jan. 15th, 2014 08:18 am (UTC)
Why do you destroy them?
So that no one else can ever read them?
Aren't you sad if they gone?
Jan. 7th, 2014 04:42 pm (UTC)
I only completely finished maybe four, but have a dozen others that are about 1/3 full. My text journal, I've been writing in for 8 years now, sporadically over the past three or so. I'm currently working in that, two moleskines (one for sketching and one for whatever) and a smashbook I got for Christmas.
Jan. 8th, 2014 12:52 am (UTC)
I'm on book #35, I think! I have the journals since the tail end of 1993. There were earlier, but I destroyed those. I've been writing "in the present" without any "catching up" since 2000 or so. (Much easier.)
Jan. 14th, 2014 07:56 pm (UTC)
I have two that are ongoing.
From what I recall, I have about four that I've finished from living here in the U.S.A.
And from since I started in gradeschool in Manila, I think I have four as well...so 8.
Jan. 16th, 2014 12:51 am (UTC)
For New Year's 2009 I vowed to keep a journal regularly. Since then I've filled the 11 journals you see in the photo below and I am halfway through my 12th. I don't journal every day, and sometimes I go a while without writing, but generally I keep fairly regular with it.

I also kept journals on and off during my childhood (8-18), and I still have many of them but I don't think any of them got filled until I was an adult. Of the 11 journals you see in the picture only one isn't filled completely, and that would be the large pink one- also known as my first journal since I made my resolution. I allowed myself not to complete it and considered it a learning process that I like smaller books with thicker pages.
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