“There is only one thing that you write for yourself, and that is a shopping list. It helps to remember what you have to buy, and when you have bought everything you can destroy it, because it is no use to anyone else. Every other thing you write, you write to say something to someone.”—
I love this quote. I used to have extremely intense arguments with friends about diaries or journals or whatever you want to call them. I claimed that they were only really written for other people to read - sure, they may serve a purpose for the person writing in some cathartic way (or other un-described way), but essentially they’re written to be read by someone else at some point in time.