Have you written a letter to your future self? Depending on the purpose of your journal, your personal book can serve as an extended letter to self, featuring goals, wishes, your ideology. . . Everything. Anything.
This morning, I read an entry from ten years ago. I was jaded, dejected, and hoped that my older self was having fun.
My younger self had been despondent for months. I do not recall those moments lasting so long, but there they are in black ink (sometimes red ink when feeling particularly dramatic).
I cannot help her now, but I can help someone else who shows similar deviations from their baseline behavior.
These journals help me to be aware of how a person might feel during different phases of life, phases long forgotten.
The journals help to empathize with younger people or those going through the doldrums.
Have you read one of your old journal today? What did you discover in what is, essentially, a letter to yourself ?