Friday, June 14, 2013

~Journaling~

I've never been very good at keeping a journal. When I was growing up, I'd get the fantastic idea to start a journal, and then I'd journal for two or three days in a row. Several months later, I'd come back to my journal, rip the pages out that I'd journaled, and then start over again. Needless to say I don't have any journals from my teen years.

This past winter I started journaling with some pages I found online. I really enjoyed the time journaling and since it was something I printed out I didn't feel the need to do it every single day.

Since I enjoyed it so much, I started thinking about the One Line a Day journal. Since it is not only a dated journal, but a 5-year dated journal, I wondered if I would be able to keep up with it! After all, I couldn't exactly tear pages out of it! So at the beginning of this year I started a file on my computer and would type up a line for each day. Around April I decided I truly wanted a 5-year journal, so I got one (and filled in all the dates from my computer file)!


So far, so good! I keep it out on the counter, and fill it in at the end of the day. Sometimes I'll not record for a few days, but it's always pretty easy to go back and write a sentence or two. I'm looking forward to using this over the next four and a half years!

Interested in getting one for yourself? I bought mine with a gift card at Target, and they are available at most bookstores. Amazon also sells them here (affiliate link).

3 comments:

The Queen of Brussels Sprouts said...

Neat!

Deb said...

Hi Tammy! You will absolutely LOVE your journal the 2nd year (and afterwards!). I started my 5-yr one line a day journal Jan 1st, 2012. So this year as I write each day I can read back over what we were doing exactly a year ago! It is so neat and brings back lots of memories that I'd forgotten exactly when they happened. I can imagine how I will love reading over entries when it's the 3rd, 4th, and 5th year! I love mine and keep it right by my computer to journal each night.

Tammy said...

Deb, I'm really looking forward to next year!