Because of this, I journal, but only on very rare occasions when I want to remember something forever. The last time I journaled (not counting last night) was in October, almost six months ago. I don't want to journal every day because every day is not as memorable as events I want to treasure forever.
Journaling really is a personal journey and experience. It's fun (for me, at least) to write down all the quirks of the day and events so I really remember the small details and hopefully jog my memory in the future. Because in the future, I might remember the general gist of what happened. But the inside jokes, the quotes, the small laughs? No. Those are crucial to me.
You see, I hate forgetting. I'm freaking nostalgic like anything which is kind of a bad thing because nostalgia hurts. So I guess journaling isn't helping much - better to forget and move on - but oh well, I like remembering way too much not to journal. I want to remember, in many years' time, about these events. I want to look back and smile.
So I want to ask you: do you journal? And if so, when and why? If not, why?