I've always kept a written journal.
The year I worked in the Family History Department at the Church Office Building, I really felt an awe and a love for written experience. I got to handle century old journal pages, histories, birth records, death records, etc., and it was a wonderful experience. I really felt connected to the hands that carved those letters.
But I hate writing.
My hand cramps, I go too slow for my own thoughts, I mispell and have to cross out, it gets sloppy. Sometimes I cry and it smears the page. Sometimes I completely skip words, and it's not like I can backspace or insert the word I missed. And I'm pretty sure the people who read it will wonder if it was a 7 year old writing, my handwriting is that bad.
But all of this I think is what will possibly make it that much more special for my posterity to read.
Then again I've really enjoyed keeping an electronic journal. Like, REALLY liked it. I don't have time, or the urge, to do both anymore.
I'm torn. What do you do? Do you hand write, type, or both? Or none of the above. Do you beam thoughts into the sky where a gigantic database stores all your experiences. That would be cool.
Anywho, I really appreciate the suggestions.
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