why i journal

Someone recently asked why I blog. Actually, I'd rather offer why I journal, inspired by something I read this morning in A Trail Through Leaves: the journal as a path to place:

The act of recording a life, in healthy solitude and active connection to loved terrain, is also the act of creating a life...The journal has become a necessary extension of my thinking, feeling self...a place to decant the stuff of life; reassuringly, none of it wasted.