So I’ve been wanting to write a journal forever. But it’s something that I haven’t really been able to get into, no matter how amazing my intentions. I think between the amount of writing I do for here, my Prep Talks, my side projects, Levo League, and endless drama-filled-bullet-pointed-color-coded emails to friends, I haven’t had much more energy to devote to extra writing. Until now. I’ve held off a few weeks about posting this out of fear that I wouldn’t be able to actually keep up with this!
Good news: This is a serious solution to the no-patience-for-journaling thing.
Back in December, I saw a One Line a Day Journal in Urban Outfitters. I wanted to get it for the New Year. But something about the five years in the one space gave me anxiety. I mean, in five years I’m going to be… eep… 28.
And then I remembered that I had a Sarah Pinto planner that Mackenzie gave me. I’ve used a Sarah Pinto planner in the past and I loved it. Now that I’ve graduated, I really don’t use a planner in the same way I did during school. (My Russel + Hazel Smartdate system has been a dream for everyday planning!)
I couldn’t just let the adorable planner go to waste though! And then it hit me… it’s the PERFECT way to keep track of the little memories of the days throughout the year. It’s an agenda, so it’s obviously set up perfectly for a journal. This particular planner has boxes for each day instead of lines for each hour.
So I don’t want to post the dates I’ve completed… but I whipped up an example of the idea behind it:
You can add as much or as little as you want as long as they fit in the little box. I sometimes draw something super little just as a way to remember what happened that day. So far it’s been a fun little task to add into my nighttime routine. (Or, if I forget, I try to remember to do it first thing in the morning.)
Has anyone tried journaling one-line-a-day? Do you have extra planners/agendas that you want to use in a new way?