Journals

Now I wish I had been regular in keeping a journal. Over the years I have written mostly short-term journals about specific events, weeks, trips, experiences. At least once I tried to begin long-term journals that I thought would go on indefinitely like in 1996. But they never seem to continue for very long. It takes more discipline to do a daily journal or diary than I have usually been willing to commit to!

The journal of my time in The Gambia was off and on with the most consistent part being a series of 33 monthly newsletters, though I talked of deeper things in my personal journal. The 12 years of retirement in Nashville after The Gambia Experience is another story from 2003 to 2014 with off and on journaling again. Then before I moved my retirement to Costa Rica, I switched my journaling to the Blog on this website, maybe now my most complete journal and it’s full of photos!   🙂

As I update and organize this compilation of old journals, I may add letters and other documents that make a sort of a “raw biography,” mostly for myself, not expecting many if anyone else to read or care about it. I’m not even sure what compels me to document my life except for thinking it is quite unique.   🙂   And when writing family history I wished so many times that some of my family in the past had done something like this!   🙂

Here I’m simply trying to pull together all the above pieces chronologically. These journals are in some ways the deeper portions of my life story as this website becomes the big picture of my life.  And what a grand adventure this life has been!   🙂

Charlie Doggett Journals – MENU

Now all my journals are together in one place.   🙂

 

“A personal journal is an ideal environment in which to become. It is a perfect place for you to think, feel, discover, expand, remember, and dream.”   ~Brad Wilcox

 

¡Pura Vida!