|On my 6th year of daily journaling|
I decided to blog about this, because since starting it I've known others who have done the same and found a similar joy in daily journaling! Adventurous people always tend to keep journals and its a great daily hobby.
Lets get one thing straight right of the bat- this ain't an emotional journal. Other than a few exclamation points, my journal is about as emotional as a police report. I simply record activities and accomplishments which vary from year to year.
|My well-worn, well-traveled, well-filled journal|
|Just write 4 sentences every day|
What's perhaps the most interesting and nostalgic aspect of this type of journaling is when I happen to record non-events that ended up becoming hugely significant. For example, I happened to record the very day I met my would-be-girlfriend of the last 4 years. It wasn't a glamorous event- just happened to run into each other at a social function at the local pizza joint. 5 years later, that even is a lot more significant! I also recorded the day I looked at a job in Maine in 2010. It was before I graduated UCI. This led to an eventual job in Sebago which, a year later, ended up being part of the reason why I did graduate school here!
You just never know when the little things become major events!
So this is a really good way to keep track of changes in life for people who don't have time to write long entries every day. For me, its become a daily joy and something that's become my most valuable possession.
Next blog, back to more adventures!
(oh here's the website for the 10-year journal)