Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Journaling ~ Continued

This evening I flipped open an old journal, and read the entry from July 17, 1997.  I was cranked on that day because the Dow Jones Industrial Average hit an all time high the day before, when it closed at 8000. Woo Hoo. (It closed at 12,805 today).
That was huge, and I used my old trusty HP calculator to true up my 401k balance. I didn't make a note of it in my journal, but I could tell by what I wrote that I was smiling.
We were on our path to becoming debt free, and we were building wealth to help keep us fed when we retired.
That was 15 years ago. I know there were many times through the years when we ran short, and we both questioned the wisdom of saving for a rainy day, when it seemed we were getting wet right then.  But we sucked it up during those lean times and we survived.
Tonight I smiled as I read over what I wrote back then. I am so thankful that I took the time to write in my journals because it sheds light on my past, and I find comfort in that.


  1. Love your appreciation of journaling! I found a few years' worth recently.

  2. I so envy you!!! The last time I read something I wrote years ago, I died of shame! LOL!! It was so bad and contrived and self righteous! I think that's why I stopped keeping journals!

    Take care


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