The experience of journaling is the cathartic act of allowing oneself to free flow think and capture it in writing. Communicating to yourself with no fear of judgement is liberating. It is not worrying about punctuation, grammar or spelling also. That slow can frequently slow down the process and interfere with your train of thought. It is letting the hostility out without having the ugly confrontation that can often backfire. It is telling someone where to go without mincing words but in a private safe place. It is having the great comeback that is never really said, days or maybe even years after the fact. It is wrapping up the torn pieces possibly of your broken heart, a fragmented life and dysfunctional relationship.