Near the end of 2011 I purchased a beautiful diary from Officeworks. I saw it on the self, it was the last one there and I instantly fell in love with it. Even though I felt poor at the time and I knew I shouldn’t really be spending money on items such as these, I had to have it!
Most of the world has become digital and there was something about this diary’s cover and page-to-a-view that struck me. It also has a daily inspirational quote which is a nice addition. At the time I didn’t know what to do with it, as I use my Iphone for my calendar and appointments, and I use a Teacher’s Chronicle for my ‘real job’ of teaching. I deliberated over how to utilise it and as the beginning of 2012 approached I started (and completed) my 34-list (this is for another day) in the back pages of the diary. Then when the 1st of January arrived I just started writing in it every day. I knew I couldn’t commit to a long daily journal entry, so I decided that I would list one positive, one negative and one interesting for the day.
I love the feeling of getting the worst and the best thing out on paper for the day. It’s like if it’s bothering me, I can file it away and if I need a little cheering up, it’s nice to know that there are definitely daily positive events.
Do you write in a journal? Are you all-digital or do you love paper products?