A lifelong wish
A secret crush
A dastardly deed
That thing that makes your stomach knot up and you do not know whether to throw up or cry...
Release it now, it will heal you.
Psychologists have, for a long time, recommended the practice of journalling to release tension and make sense of the problems that we face. The Everything day logs and random nodes of non-fiction and abstractions serve as an outlet to the users' dreams and thoughts, hopes and fears, questions and ponderings.
If not Everything, then where?
Anywhere! You can write it down in a notebook and hide it. You can email it to a friend that realizes you are messed up and likes you anyway. There are lonely priests out there that are dying to hear all the sins you have committed so you can go home with absolution, at least in your mind. You can pray to whatever deity you deem worthy. There are 800 numbers for all sorts of issues - find them! Create a work of art or a song so abstract that only you know the real meaning behind it. And if it is something so horrible that not even your dog can hear it, at least write it down, let yourself be slapped in the face by the utter reality of it, then rip it up and throw it away. It is amazing how wonderful it feels to get it off your chest.
Confession is good for the soul...
I know! But why is it so hard?