Ms. Ma. Clarice Lao shares with us what her present diary is all about. She has insights as well about her future diary – what she hopes to see in it.
What is a diary?
I started having a diary when I was 10. It was a simple notebook where I share my thoughts and ideas. As a little girl, I have always wanted to write the highlights of my day. This includes both happy and sad incidents.
As I grew a little bit older, my diary became my secret keeper. I spent writing about boys, crushes, after school dates and a lot teenage stuff. From a simple notebook, I opted to have one that is more secure — a journal with lock.
Now that I am 30ish, I still have a diary but in a form of a planner. It is journal of the things that happened for the day featuring important events and highlights. It is a place where I keep reminders and notes that may come in handy in the future. My diary also has a lot of stickers and clippings. I also write inspirational quotes in my diary.
What is really the purpose of a DIARY?
A diary is important avenue for self-expression. It is like a friend that you can share everything with 24/7. There is no judgement. A place where you can share your successes and misfortunes.
A diary is also a place for motivation. It is where you can certain find lessons from your past. Some diaries (like mine) includes a collection of my favorite quotes and sayings.
A diary is also a record of the important things that has happened in your life. My diary includes my medical records as well as meetings and professional commitments that happened.
I believe that I would be forever keeping a diary. For the past 20 years, it has been an important part of me that I am not comfortable if I don’t have one. Given the opportunity to print my own diary, the perfect diary will include the following:
Planner type calendar, date, days
Inspirational quotes and sayings
The Blessings List
Lots of writing space
How about you? Are you also keeping a diary? Tell me more about it.