Spring cleaning time, and I’m getting rid of things that no longer serve me. Are there any writers (or just curious people) who might want my old diaries? There would be absolutely no pressure to do anything with these diaries (you don’t even have to read it all! but I do ask that you read some of it). I’d mail you all the pages including photocopies of the pages I’m keeping for myself.
I once had the privilege of reading a few pages of someone else’s diary, someone who is quite different than me, and was struck that his experiences (doubt and insecurity at times, fear, etc) are so similar to mine. It was a really neat experience to share things like this. It seems a shame to have written all this stuff, burn it, and never share it with another human being – isn’t that why we have language, after all, for sharing?
Well, I’m a blogger, but mostly working with travel or studying topics. But a friend of mine is writing a novel right now, and I think that the diary could be a source of inspiration to him. Just let me know if you would like to share.
I love your offer! I love getting a peek inside other people. I’ve actually posted to Craigslist several times with the topic, “What’s your story?” so… if you are still looking to share, please let me know!
First of all thank you all for responding. Sorry for taking so long to get back to you – I kind of got cold feet.
I’m going to sort through them (17 years worth) and keep only the ones that either make me feel good or tell a story. That’s going to take a while, but when I do I’ll remember you and see if any of you are still interested.