Virginia Satir - I think I've written about her before. An nontraditional person, a writer, and a woman.
I like to consider myself a writer, a writer of feelings and thoughts.
She wrote this in regards to writing:
"Each sentence must have, at its heart, a little spark of fire, and this, whatever the risk, the novelist must pluck with his own hands from the blaze."
"Lock up your libraries if you like, but there is no gate, no lock, no bolt that you can set upon the freedom of my mind."
I'm thinking about journaling. How therapeutic it is. How you can share your inner most part of yourself - anything - and your safe. It doesn't judge you, condemn you, shame you, etc. No one ever has to see it if you decide not to share. You can write sloppy or neat. You can share your joys and sorrows.
The other great thing about journaling is this - you eventually, if you keep it up, will get to your core self. Everyone has a core -so few find it.