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    The Freelance Graduate StudentAdam Bartley8/12/217 min
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    • thorgalle
      2 months ago

      Solid & inspiring case for journaling! I’m writing occasionally to myself, with very inconsistent length & quality, mostly digitally. I very rarely look back at what I wrote.

      @bartadamley, I wonder, how often and when do you review what you wrote?

      If I don’t take the time to process the information/events I encounter in the day, I have no idea how I’d be able to function.

      • bartadamley
        2 months agoWriter

        Thor thanks for reading, as well as commenting!

        As far as it relates to how often I review what I write, I must admit I don't do it a ton of times.

        However, the times in which I do, I like to review roughly about a year ago, on the same date so for today. Reviewing: August 12th, 2020. Or even going deeper into the archives checking out what I was thinking in 2019 or 2018.

        The power of revisiting a year or so ago, really is drastic.. as you realize how fundamentally things have changed. As for myself personally.. I notice the things I wrote about casually in the past (music for example) to then realize how much work I have put to this in the meanwhile.

        Starting a day at a time, and pushing through to that whole page of writing, will be incredibly tough at first. But soon you will reach a point in which you feel naked approaching your day when you don't do this.

        Writing everyday really is the most meditative yet selfish thing I do in a day. Yet, it is the thing that keeps me pushing through the day's challenges consistently!

        • thorgalle
          2 months ago

          Thanks for the additional perspectives! A year ago sounds interesting indeed. Not so far away that you seem like a totally different person, but far enough to have made significant changes to life at that time.