*Today’s post comes to you courtesy of “the other Jen” here at A Simple Haven–Jen P. You can find her and her fabulous creations at The Urban Spindle.
Sometimes I feel as if life is Man (or Woman) vs. Journal. In an ideal situation, I stop at nothing to conquer its pages with pretty drawings and words, but most of the time Journal wins.
Even with my best intentions, the pages go weeks and months without seeing the light of day. Even if I do take the time to write, I rarely sit down and look through old entries, though that’s always my favorite part.
My mother-in-law, in all her wisdom, bought me a ten year journal this Christmas. There are several amazing perks to this style of journal:
1. It literally takes two minutes to write about your day. There are pages for overflow in case you need more, but trying to keep it within the space makes it feel manageable and easy.
2. The same day, ten years from now, I will be writing on the exact same page. So rather than having to sit down and read past entries all together, I can read little snippets from this exact day for all the years past.
I keep it on my bedside table and jot down a few thoughts every night before bed. I am not yet a mom, but I imagine it would be perfect for remembering little things your kids said or did.
Right now, it’s full of places we’ve eaten, friends we’ve seen…all things people do before they have kids. We’re soaking it up.
This is not a paid endorsement, but you can find this particular journal at journal10.com. They even have sales on older versions if you don’t mind skipping the top entries on each page.
I only missed three days in January, and I almost can’t wait for next year just so I can remember what I was up to in 2013.
Have you ever kept a journal? Were you successful?