This is the pile of most of the journals I have kept off and on for the past 3 decades or so. Mostly they are prayer journals. I like to write out my prayers, mostly because it helps me stay focused and keep my mind from wandering. But there is content in those pages, that I really don't feel that anyone else ever needs to see. I've been in a quandary about this. Should they be burned now? Selective pages torn out? What?
Recently a solution came to me that will retain the majority of the content, but allow for some selective editing/deleting. As mentioned in a few previous posts, I've really enjoyed studying art journals and how people make them, and got the idea that the parts that I would be uncomfortable with anyone else reading, could be layered with gesso, and decorated with various forms of art journaling. It would give me a purpose to play. The journals could even be more valuable to my kids/family afterward, and more pleasing and interesting to go through.
We'll see if I actually ever get around to it. There are just a few things on my plate right now and for the months to come!!!!