Hi, I am new here and just wanting some advice and opinions if possible. I like to keep a journal where I write my private thoughts and feelings and get things off my chest when I need to. I had accumulated about ten years worth of hard backed journals, full of things I didn't want anyone to see, full of negativity and angst. I recently had them all scanned and destroyed the originals so I have them on a hard drive if I want to read them again but they are not taking up space and are not in my face so to speak. My idea now is to still keep a journal but anything too personal I will keep either on the computer or in a separate notebook and then destroy it later. I have started this journal in a reporters style notepad which is easier to carry around, takes up less space etc.
Also at the start of the year a friend of mine suggested we keep a visual diary which gives details of things we do and projects to keep each other inspired. I started to do this and then it trailed off a bit. However, recently I have got back into it and I enjoy the idea of keeping a scrapbook and pasting in photos and stickers aswell as logging things I am doing that seem relevant to record. The scrapbook is in a large exercise book. However, I still like to journal my feelings but don't feel the scrapbook is the place to do this, yet I don't want a lot of different books around. What do others do? Would you merge the journal into the scrapbook and keep it all together or do it separately? The ranting type of journal however will be done separately. Although I use the computer for a lot of things I do prefer to journal by hand.
Sorry to go on a bit but would be grateful for any ideas.