I've kept a journal on and off since I was six. I remember my first one. It was green with a lock--if you can believe it. I kept the tiny key with me at all times to keep my deepest heart desires protected. It was my very own confidant. Every night, I would write about my first grade trials and tribulations. The writing has faded some and the cover is now missing but I still have this diary along with my other 20 or so that have followed. There's something about pouring your thoughts and feelings out onto an empty page. It's cathartic. That's why I wanted to make sure I carried journals at MyMantra. Sometimes, when I'm feeling nostalgic, I go back and read my journals. It's fun to see what I had to say when I was in high school, starting my career or just moving to Chicago. It's fun to realized how serious things were for you at one time that no longer phase you. It serves as reassurance that my current challenges will also pass. I wonder if I will feel the same way 20 years from now when I my current journal. I will keep you posted.