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.