Here is something I wrote this morning on Writing.com and thought I would share it here. My Happiness Box is like a visual diary!
Do you still keep a personal journal? How is it different from your blog, or are the two connected in some way?
My therapist and I were chatting about this last night. He asked me if I kept a diary and I said that I used to, but I see my Happiness Box as a diary, more of a visual diary that I get to scrapbook each year. It’s a great way to express all sorts of feelings, especially gratitude and successes, but also the lessons from failure.
I think I can be more personal in my Happiness Box and can share more feelings than I would be comfortable showcasing on a public blog. Here is a bit different than my Word Press blog because at least here I can have some privacy. Blogs are more public than diaries/personal journals and I know I wouldn’t want to air my personal dirty laundry in public. We still have to keep some decency when dealing with the public, even if it is blogging.
However, I do believe the two are connected because both are great ways to get feelings out. While the diary/personal blog you may not share with others, you can share your blog with others and maybe make some changes. Blogs are great for social justice, where I think a diary/personal journal can start a change, the blog sees it to fruition. I think both are important.
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Hi, Jessica Marie!
I am still across the state using a borrowed laptop, not the best conditions, and we are preparing to head out soon for another big day of taking care of important family business. However I saw your post and wanted to stop by before we need to leave.
While a blog can be anything you want it to be, I agree it is better to discuss highly sensitive personal issues privately rather than publicly, or simply express your feelings to a therapist and/or jot them down in a diary for your eyes only. When I invest time in reading a blog, I look forward to learning something and/or being entertained. As a child I enjoyed hosting parties for my friends, showing them a good time, and I suppose my blogs have been an extension of that. I like to educate and entertain and at the same time learn from the comments I receive and discussion threads that stem from my topics.
Happy Sunday to you and have a wonderful week, dear friend JM!