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Bowie Rowan

 · 2yr ago · 2:08

Do you hold on or let go of your journals?

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"…And it is easier to feel a sense of moving forward in growth when I let go of what I no longer need. So I'm just curious, for those of you who keep journals or notebooks, do you eventually let them go either by recycling them or doing some sort of like ceremony in which you burn them, make room for whatever's to come next, or use someone who holds on to them. And why.…"

Seeking perspective 🙏


Shahnaz Ahmed

@bookishpodcast · 2yr ago · 4:54


"…And I printed it, and I had it all in a folder somewhere. I don't know where it is. And I know we have moved like three houses since then. So I just sat back and I thought, I don't know where that is, but I would love to go back and read it just for the memory of it and also to see, you know, my writing style. Have I grown? Have I not grown? You know those kind of things.…"


Rosemary Salem

@RosemarySalem · 2yr ago · 0:17

"…Me personally, I hold on to my journals to a certain extent, like if I just recently moved. So I threw a lot of my old journals away, so I don't have all of them. But I do. I do concern. Consider myself someone who saves my journals.…"


Swell Team

@Swell · now · 0:15

Bowie Rowan

@bowie · 2yr ago · 0:21


"…Thank you so much for the reply. So I'm so curious because you said you got rid of some recently, but you generally save them. And so I'm curious, how did you know which ones to let go of and which ones to keep? Like, what was your thought process or process when doing that.…"

Izzy S-L

@Izzy · 2yr ago · 3:53

A moment of nostalgia @bowie

"…And the way that I figured out which journals to get rid of and which journals to keep was pretty much just like how it made me feel. And honestly, that one moment of nostalgia was worth it for me after seeing this box and journals that I hadn't seen for years and years, one time, that was enough. I don't think that I would get the same joy out of it ever again, like, even in 50 years from now, if I were to look at it.…"


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