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Travel Journaling Exercise: Re-Journaling

By Dave Fox

If you have tried travel journaling before, and you still have those journals, re-journaling can give you some fascinating insights into your past. Re-journaling consists of taking an old journal entry — it can be weeks, months, or even decades old — and writing about that old journal entry in the present time.

Find an old travel journal entry. If you don’t have a travel journal entry, any past writing you have done will work. It can be a regular at-home journal, a letter or an e-mail you have sent, for example. Write about that journal entry or letter in the present context.

Here are some questions to help you get started:

  • How does it feel now to read what you wrote then?
  • How were you feeling when you wrote it?
  • Have you changed since then? If so, how?
  • In what ways are you the same now as you were then?
Published on Friday, January 2, 2004

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