Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Walk Down Memory Lane

I've loved to write throughout my whole life without even knowing it. I've kept many journals, notebooks, "e-journals" throughout my whole life.

To be honest, I didn't have anything useful to say in these journals when I was 8 years old. Except maybe "Today I ate some gummy worms. We learned long division in school and I stink at it. I'm going to marry every member of Nsync."

(Clearly I was one of the coolest kids around.)

And then, my high school Live Journal account was my place to unleash my inner nerd. I was all like, "zomg I luvvv marching band, ATL bandos whatsuppppp! LAWL 97 on my chemistry test today, hollerrrrrrrrrrr! Colorguard rox my sox off!!!"

(Again, I was so cool.)

But when you feel obligated to write, like for school or in a daily eventful journal, it loses it's fun sometimes. I have so many notebooks that go from "really really detailed entry about my day" to "here's some poetic song lyrics because I don't feel like writing about my day" that happens in about a months time. 

So when I saw this from College Prepster, I was intrigued to say the least. I had no idea what a "One Line A Day" journal was. Or if you even can get one in England.

You can. And I'm obsessed.

It's one of those things where I was kicking myself for not finding out about it sooner! I mean, five years ago, in March 2008, I was 17 years old and a couple months away from graduating high school. Imagine being able to look in a book or online journal (I checked my old LJ account... no entires for the entire month of March unfortunately) and see what you were doing on that exact day for the past 5 years!

I'll show you a bit of how it works, because I was confused when I first read up on these.....

I just picked random blank pages to show you... My birthday!

There is a page for every single day of the year (including leap year, how ambitious of them!) with 5 different 20__ spaces for you to fill in the year for the next 5 years. There's a few lines for you to write a brief entry about your day next. If you maintain it, you'll be using the same journal for 5 years and get to see what you did exactly on each day!

This is perfect for someone like me who tends to half-ass journals or diaries after a few days/weeks/months.

And like I said, I almost wish I had found it sooner! It would have been amazing to have this while I was newly engaged or planning the wedding. It's still a great time for me to start this, being a "newly-wed" and all!

So far, it's been really easy to keep up with! I've had it for a couple of weeks now. I don't feel dread when I remember to write in it (you know, feeling like you have to write an entry but don't feel like it) or feel any obligation to maintain it. It has just become part of my nightly ritual. Those few lines fill up fast, too! (The diary itself is small... About the length of my hand.... Think of like, the size of a hotel drawer bible or something!) Writing only takes two-minutes TOPS at the end of the day.  

Of course, I had to share it with fellow bloggers! Obviously we like things like journaling, recapping our day, and quirky little things like this!

(Note: Not a sponsored post. I purchased with my own money and am simply sharing because it's something I think you'd like!)

Are you the journal/diary type? Do you keep up with them despite a busy schedule? Is the "One Line A Day" Diary something that sparks your interest?? Does the feeling of a 5 year memory book sound daunting to you??

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