Citygirl, I'm glad you found a solution that works for you. I started journaling when I was about 10 or so and have kept one since then. I don't have a lot of my older ones, what with moving and just general storage issues, but the few that I found have shown me the huge difference in how I journaled then and now. Now I have a catch all, where I write my personal thoughts and creative fiction all in once place. So someone reading it, thinking it was just a journal, would think I had the most delusional mind in all of creation.
Privacy will always be a matter that will hang out in your brain but that is what happens when you choose to write or type something down.
I have written somethings that definitely would change how a relationship would be viewed. But very few people would understand where I'm coming from. And I'm okay with that.
I also had something that I wrote down nearly tear my family apart but now, years after that fact, the most important people in my family are still at my side. It happens, but I was able to deal with it in a way that helped me and my family.
Edited by Martini25, 18 January 2013 - 16:26.