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Dismantling Dark Emotions
by Jennifer Kelly on October 29th, 2015

I am one of those people that journal religiously.
I have since I can remember.
And I keep them (which is miraculous considering how much crap I throw away).

I used to think that buying a new journal was like New Year’s Eve: A new chance at life. But now I’m learning that it doesn’t really work that way.

I went and did what you should never do—I pulled out all my old journals from a dark room to read them. Before actually getting the gumption to sit down and review them, I had a pretty honest conversation with myself, “Jen, this is either a very brilliant idea or just plain stupid.”
There are no in-between feelings when you are reading about your 15 or 25 year-old self. Plus, it’s really awkward. Why did I do that? Oh, I remember that and the list goes on and on.
I knew that I would either love myself for this moment or hate myself for being so stupid.
What the hell was I thinking?
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