Personal Journaling

Write Your Thoughts

Personal Journaling Styles

A few people have commented to me that they do not know how to write in their journals. Personally, I don’t believe that there is any particular style that anyone needs to adhere to. Just be true to whatever you are writing.


Here is an example of how a journal entry could look.



January 16, 2009


Today I was told that my dad died. Sounds like devastating news doesn’t it? It would be for a typical person. Unfortunately, I am atypical. My father was already dead to me and has been for most of my life. For the past twenty years I have been saying my father is dead to all who asked.


I was not being cynical when I said that. My parents divorced when I was five and that was the last time that I ever saw or heard of him. In the truest sense he was dead. I was fair. I gave him five years to reappear. In those five years I said he was away. By ten he was dead.


I felt more emotion for deaths that I saw on the nightly news. I am thirty years old and now I can tell the truth. What do I really feel? There is a sense of regret for what will never be.



This is really all there is to it. Just write.


Remember there is nothing like words in black and white to help you see where you are and where you are going.


Sheryl Keen

Author “Journal According to John.”



January 19, 2009 - Posted by | Uncategorized

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