On journaling

Time and time again, I find myself returning to writing in a physical paper journal. I started the habit when I was 14, and have been an avid journaler every since. However, I often find myself switching from paper to digital journaling. “Typing is faster,” I tell myself. “I can access it from anywhere.” But every time I make this switch to digital, I realize that speed and access are not the point. My purpose for journaling is to spend deliberate “unplugged” time by myself putting down my thoughts in an intentional and linear way. I occasionally re-visit old entries, but the main purpose is that I took the time to make them in the first place.