Journaling FAQ: Why do I Keep a Journal?

Many times when people see that I keep a journal a common question that follows their examination is “Why?”  Why do I bother with writing, filling a blank book with my thoughts and feelings.  Why do I bother with toting it around with me and sentencing it with punctual ideas about where I’m going and what’s taking me there. 
Why document circumstances. Why interrogate my life. 

Here are a few of my [many] reasons for keeping a journal: 

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