Why The Unfortunate Archive was created:
In all honesty, I do not anticipate anyone other than myself reading this blog, but to those who do: understand the context in which these journal entries are being shared. As anyone who knows me on even a vaguely personal level can easily verify, I hold my journals and my old writing near to my heart. Are they particularly personal? Not always. Novel-worthy? Seldom. But it is in writing our thoughts that we can expel the musings our daily lives have been trying to push back inside, and it is in rereading them that we can remind ourselves that nothing is permanent.
Why you should journal:
I encourage anyone feeling particularly encumbered by emotion, any aspiring artist or writer, any person with enough time before bed to record a few thoughts, to start journaling immediately. Even if you aren’t particularly enthused or shattered by anything that day, write - physically write - in a notebook of some sort that you don’t share with anyone, even close friends or significant others…unless you’re going to wait until years after, like me, and archive them on the internet, but I digress. Journaling has helped me have a better relationship with myself and my thoughts. I find that I am more comfortable with myself when I have been writing in a journal frequently, and I believe it could help you too. If you have any questions about journaling, or anything of interest you want to tell me, the ask box on this blog is always, always, always open.