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  • Question of the Day 9/22/22

    Good Thursday, pixies!

    Have you ever kept a journal or diary?

    As a child, I had one of those diaries with an attached lock, and I suppose I wrote some things in it, but I have never really kept a journal or diary that I have stowed away for all my life.

    DLR off-site June 1979, WDW offsite March 1985, ASMovies June 2002, ASSports May 2006, ASMusic May/June 2007, ASSports May 2008, Pop Century May/June 2010, Coronado Springs October 2011, ASSports May/June 2012, Pop Century May/June 2013, ASMovies October 2013, DLR off-site June 2014, ASMusic May/June 2015, ASSports May/June 2016, ASMovies October 2016, Pop Century May/June 2017, MNSSHP October 2017, ASSports March 2018, Pop Century July 2019, AoA December 2020, ASMovies Sep 2021, Disneyland June 2022

  • #2
    I’ve never been able to keep up with one until I started a digital one to track my back surgery symptoms and I’ve kept it up with at least a few highlights of the day. I have so many empty paper journals I’ve been purging recently to donate.


    • #3
      The first semester of my freshman year of college my English professor required us to keep a journal. We had to write at least 10 sentences for at least 5 days a week. Even after I was finished with that class, I continued to write in it almost every day for the rest of that school year but stopped doing it during the summer and never started again.
      WDW Visits: March 1979 Offsite; April 1979 Offsite; April 1981 Offsite; June 2001 ASMo; June 2004 Pop; May 2009 Pop; June 2011 Pop; June 2013 AoA Lion King; June 2015 AoA Lion King; June 2016 AoA Nemo; June 2018 AoA Lion King; ̶J̶u̶n̶e̶ ̶2̶0̶2̶0̶ ̶L̶i̶o̶n̶ ̶K̶i̶n̶g̶; J̶u̶n̶e̶ ̶2̶0̶2̶1 ̶L̶i̶o̶n̶ ̶K̶i̶n̶g̶: June 2022 AoA Lion King


      • #4
        I've been doing one for the last several years. Both my parents kept a journal.
        My trips:
        1975 Honeymoon Ft Wilderness in a tent; 1985 off site; 2002 Port Orleans Riverside and last trip 2016 All Stars Music


        • #5
          Yes, when I was younger.
          That might sound boring, but I think the boring stuff is the stuff I remember the most.
          WDW Sept 1995 Contemporary - July 1997 & 1998 Polynesian - July 2000, 2003 & May 2019 Grand Floridian - Oct 2021 Beach Club - Sept 2022 AKL


          • #6
            LOL, when I'd try, it would last MAYBE 3 days, unless I was doing it for school.

            OTOH, when I was learning to fly, I wrote about every single flight and posted it in another forum, where my online friends were very supportive. That was great fodder for when I made a scrapbook album about the whole thing. I suppose that counts as a journal, if not a diary.

            I had a friend in college who kept lengthy journals; I can't see doing that myself, but I respect the effort.
            WDW visits: 1977, 1985, 1997, 1999, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2006, 2008, 2010, 2011, 2013, 3-2014, 9-2014, 11-2015 (birthday trip), 5-2016, 2-2017, 3-2017 x2, 6-2017, 8-2017, 10-2017x2, 11-2017x2, 12-2017. Living in Florida now--lost count!
            DISNEYLAND(no kids): 1984, 1993, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2012, 2013, 6-2014 (DS19 & me!), 8-2014 (solo), 12-2015 (solo), 9-2016, 9/2019.


            • #7
              No, I never had the discipline to do so.


              • #8
                My grandmother gave me a small diary when I turned 13, which I wrote in some, though not regularly. Later in the summer before my freshman year, I began writing in a spiral notebook. I kept that up off and on for a few years. I had class in college that required a journal as a major part of the grade. That time journaling stuck. I have kept one almost every year since then, writing in it every day. Forty-two years later, I have a large collection of journals saved in boxes. I've never counted them, but it's a lot.
                29 Trips to WDW
                2 Trips to DLR
                2 Disney Cruises (Wonder and Magic)
                1 Trip to Aulani/Hawaii


                • #9
                  I had one in grade school back in the early 70’s. I don’t recall writing in it much. I’ve never kept one since.


                  • #10
                    I kept a diary from 1986 until the early 2000s. I also kept a journal throughout our various lockdowns. That ran to almost 500 days of 2020 and 2021 in the end...

                    Enjoying some relaxation time on the Transatlantic cruise on the Disney Magic - I'm Cheryl and with my husband Mark, we love visiting Disney and exploring the world...