Three years ago I started keeping a notebook sort of as a planner. I did this because Mom told me about one that she was given that was her mothers. Same type of deal with the contents just daily activities. Like yours mine started out impersonal - appointments, phone calls I made/received, and things I needed to follow up on.
Oh and most importantly what and when I fixed something for supper (hate to food poison myself easy way to prevent this) I thought it might be neat for my kids to look at some day or even my grand-kids. Over the course of the last three years darn thing has evolved as….you guessed it a journal full of emotions splattered everywhere. Now I’m not so sure I want anyone to read it :)