Taking the time to document my life in my journal is one of the activities that brings me the most joy. I write a few lines in my journal every evening. This involves either recording events of the day, or working through my thoughts and feelings.
I find it very relaxing to include some collaging of vintage papers, stamps and play with a little colour. I also enjoy mixing my writing up between using a dip pen and fountain pen. Here’s a little video of me creating in my journal.
A little journaling video 😊 Using some wonderful washi, stickers and vintage papers from @londongifties inside my TN cover from @startbaynotebooks 💕 The beautiful music is called “Safe” and was sent to me by Elisha David music. I hope you enjoy the video 🌸 There is a longer video on my YouTube channel too, link in bio 👆🏻 … #journal #creativejournal #tn #travelersnotebook #washi #stationery #vintage #processvideo #bulletjournal #bujo #watercolor #londongifties #startbaynotebooks #journalwithpurpose
I do also include some memory keeping in my bullet journal, but I like to keep my daily reflections separate from my plans. This helps to ensure that I’m not distracted by all those unfinished tasks crying out for my attention.
I use a Travelers Notebook cover from Start Bay Notebooks and all of my vintage papers, washi, tickets and stamps are from London Gifties. I also include ticket stubs, leaflets and photos from day outs.
It’s great to know that all of those special moments are documented for me to look back through. Sometimes you don’t realise how much you have experienced and have far you have come. Looking back through your old journal pages can really help to show you this.
A Safe Place
I think it’s fair to say that life is always a mixture of ups and downs. The month of May has certainly held both extremes of this for me. It’s been one of the toughest periods that I can remember, but having a safe place to document my thoughts really helps me to process those feelings and let off steam. I of course also keep pages that are for my eyes only and too personal to share.
Fortunately, life has settled down a little and hopefully June’s journal pages will be full of lots of happy memories, along with some notes about my hopes and dreams for the future too. I find that a lot of plans I write out in my bullet journal originate from taking the time to think and dream in this journal.
So, how about you? Do you have somewhere special to document and write the story of your life? Somewhere to work through your thoughts and feelings or capture your dreams? I would love to know.