To write anonymously for reflection and catharsis I registered this account.
I have kept some journals but nothing that ever became permanent. I'm a bit jealous of people who chronicled their whole lives in diaries. I have never been able to do that, but I wish I had those memories. I have a terrible memory.
I get rid of things a lot. I give old clothes to Goodwill and I delete music I don't care for anymore. So it follows that anything diary-like I have long since deleted, thrown out, etc. But that's mostly because it's something I would have to hold onto, an unnecessary possession.
I'm not sure why I never thought of having the web hold onto my writings before. On the web, if you don't want something anymore, you just disconnect from it — you delete the bookmark.
While I don't exactly plan to keep a day-by-day account of my life, I do plan to write anonymously about things that I would not normally tell anyone. My hope is to connect with people, which in person I've had a hard time doing. Even my family, close friends, and my partner don't know me as well as I'd like. But then, they can be the hardest to talk to. Maybe you all will be the easiest.