Writing down your feelings is journalling and really fantastic. But if you're telling a story you want others to enter and experience with you, there must be action. If you're explaining, setting up the event, you're journalling, not storytelling. Storytelling happens in real time to each character, it's not reflective it's active.
"The woman is always angry and acting out" is explaining.
"The frazzled mother slams on her brakes yelling at the confused crossing guard for 45 mins as her ice cream melts all over the back seat" is action.
--April Yvette Thompson