i kept a journal from the time i was 11 years old till i was in my 40's. i filled many pages in fancy journals,diaries,composition notebooks, drawing books and even some spiral notebooks. I had a lot to say back in my early days Youthful angst took up a lot of pages and crushes, romances and true love did too. Anger and frustration also spilled from my pen. needs and doubts and dreams were crammed in those books with blank pages.I have shelves full of journals in my house, many illustrated with stoned doodlings to accompany the rambling prose.
over the past ten years i've tried to keep a journal several times, but only made a couple of entries before abandoning them.