How many of you keep an offline journal as well as your online blog?
As I start my process group, the requirement is to keep a journal that we have to write in so that I can process what happens in the group and my thoughts and feelings over the coming weeks.
I struggle with writing a journal. In my past, excerpts of my journal were used in a motor vehicle accident claim and I never really recovered writing versus blogging. I guess with public blogging, I can make it private and password protected whereas with writing a journal there is no such thing.
My written journal in terms of my process group is to be a safe place to store my thoughts and feelings; it can also serve as a “yardstick” for you in my recovery process. Looking back at what I have written several months earlier can give me a sense that I have move from where I was.
As for topics, there may be a lot to choose from, or there may be none lol. But I know that there will be suggested topics each week. Its not rigid to the point I have to stay on the topic; the main thing is that I am writing/ expressing myself.
Processing the topic(s) that was (were) discussed in the group or else what I noticed I felt and what I thought during the discussion.
So, tell me what do you do? Do you do both? Do you just keep a blog? How many? Is one private and one public?
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