Mainly when I write something it is in my personal journal.  I try to write something daily, but that is not usually the case, so I am content with an entry every few days.  I start every entry with “Today I realized…”.  I think that it important to be reflective on what is going on in the “present”.  I find that journaling is very therapuetic and allows be to purge my mind of obsessive thoughts.  After I journal, I feel that I better understand myself and that I can better convey, what I am feeling and thinking to those around me.