I've started a journal

Eh? I hear you say. Why would a guy who has been blogging nearly every day for the past four years start a journal?

Well, having read Kathleen Adams book A Journey To The Self I have realised that there is so much in my life that I don't, won't, can't, write about in my blog.

When I started blogging it was in an attempt to make the web a better place. To focus on positive, optimistic things and to project a contemplative, spiritual influence. But I, like everyone else, have a dark side - things I am afraid of, things I am ashamed of, things I regret. And not "talking" about them has felt more and more disingenuous over the years.

My journal is where I talk to myself about that stuff. Really opening up and not worrying about what anyone thinks. I'll never publish it and no one else will ever see it but even in the past week of writing in it it has become a friend, a confidant, somewhere I can really let go and explore stuff.

I like it.