Why You Should Revisit Your Journal Archives

Four years ago I picked up a journal for the first time in my adult life and I began to write.

I often refer back to this moment, but it’s been a long time since I actually went back to read it for myself, word for word.

The last time I did was straight up traumatizing — there was a lot of suffering in them there pages and I was still pretty deep in it — much too close to not be re-triggered re-reading my words.

Going back there was harrowing, and I said at the time: It’s not for the faint hearted.