So, the one and only New Year’s resolution I made this year is to write in my journal every day. There are a million reasons to keep a journal or diary–studies show their psychological benefits, you may have children and you want to keep track of their development, maybe you’re a creative thinker and you want to record your inspiration, or you want a place to write down your personal prayers and revelations. Whatever your reason is, there are no real arguments against keeping a journal. If you’re anything like me, however, you have periods where you write tons and tons and tons, and then you have your years of famine. I feel guilty for my years of famine because I do not remember at all what was going on with my family, with me spiritually, nothing, and I feel like I have an obligation to myself and to my children to keep a good record. Hence the one and only resolution for 2013. I figure if I only make one, I should be able to keep it…right?
Well, I know myself, and I know this is both as easy said as done, and easier said than done. With that in mind, I am committing this blog to a series of posts on the sevens throughout the year–aka, the 7th, 17th, and 27 of each month I will post tips, tutorials, milestones, and encouragement for all you journal writers out there who share my woes. Leave a comment if you’d like to be held accountable for your journal writing this year!
To kick the series off, here is a tutorial for a simple, handbound book similar to a pamphlet that is the ideal size for journal writers who find journal writing difficult. Check back on the 17th to find out why!