In the words of Bridget Jones 'everyone knows diaries are full of crap!' I think this sometimes gets forgotten with art journaling.
Journaling for me is not just about making pretty pictures, although some pages are all about exploring art and techniques, many (although I don't always make it known) are about dealing with personal issues.
I know some people use their journals just for art, others just to explore their feelings. I feel that not do both, for me at least, would be to miss a trick; I am both an artist and a person with situations & feelings to deal with like any other. I've said on many occasions I think writing is the most therapeutic way to purge feelings, and that basically is all this page is.
Layers and layers of writing, to deal with layers and layers of subconscious, bound in a reoccurring dream I've had ever since I moved out of London. Paying attention to my subconscious - if I cannot stop dreaming about something, there's obviously something that needs addressing. Both the good and bad came out in this page, things I didn't even know I was dealing with.
A journal to me, is a place to splurge, that doesn't always mean pretty pages but at least it means issues recognised and dealt with head on, rather than them being left as dark shapes in the night.