December Reflections 15: journal/planner

spread from a week to view diary with tickets from various German transportation services and attractions stuck in

You get to see the journal. I spilt hot chocolate in my handbag a month or so back and it went all over my Filofax. Anyway, this is far more interesting.

I started keeping an agenda journal in 2017 after seeing the technique on The Soul of Hope, and it’s the only form of diary I’ve managed to keep up with any kind of regularity. I don’t make an entry every day, but to date I have been able to make an entry for every day. It serves as a repository for all the silly bits of paper that are too pretty to throw away and too silly to keep around, it serves as a record of what I’ve been up to and tells me when I last emptied the compost bin, and it’s fun. I’ve never yet got more than a week behind, and if I do find that I just can’t remember a day (or if it was just too boring to record in detail) I fill the gap with stickers.

This spread comes from the week we travelled down the Rhine – a most excellent trip, and one I’m glad to remember. This year’s journal is rather fatter than last year’s, although not so much so as I originally thought before I compared them.

4 thoughts on “December Reflections 15: journal/planner”

  1. I’ve been using a slightly larger than A5 moleskine page a day journal daily since 2014 to mostly just write in. Recently I started rereading 2018 (it was a ‘good’ year compared to others) and found it fascinating to revisit those days. I hadn’t reread my diary like reading a novel before It was interesting to note how much I ‘crash’ at the end of every term .. I’m a piano teacher and currently just pulling out of the current zero-left-in-the-tank state. Quite reassuring!

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