It’s time for changing of the guards (journals) again. I quite enjoyed the ritual of it last time, so I thought I’d share the process again.
This time I’m retiring my completely full-to-the-brim Moleskine Extended Version journal, and migrating to a Studio Milligram dated diary (I’m ignoring the dates). After this, I’ll try a squared Leuchtturm1917 journal. I must say though, I’m very attached so far to the Moleskine Extended Version – I loved how THICK it was (400 pages)… you could really set up home in there. So unless I fall in love with either of those new journals, I’ll head back in that direction I reckon.
I must say, I also feel quite attached to this journal. I couldn’t bear to retire it to my studio after it being my constant companion for the last few months. Instead I popped it, pride of place, in my bedside table.
There were some pages in there that I wanted to further memorialise as well… so much fun, insights & goodness in this journal.
That time I decided to handwrite everything in large spirally words.
A rad email I printed and glued in.
Interior design ideas for our TV wall.
My mindmap for taking a month off in May to focus on life stuff.
Left: a mindmap of everything on my brain. Right: postcard from PonyGold.
Collages & postcards from friends.
Artist takeover from Beth (7yo).
Reminder to self.
This beautiful quote.
Left: postcard from Tammy Hudgeon. Right: drawings of how my brain felt before + after leaving social media.
Where upon my journal becomes a bit bullet-journalish and I start adding in calendars + weekly priorities in it too. (BTW, my adopted English niece Katie has a wonderful bullet journal course that I’ve taken & found so helpful.)
Whereupon I take notes from a sleep dream I had to dress up like a basic bitch & party on top of a boat. I then proceeded to actually do it, and it was 10/10 adorable.
Miscellaneous… where pages go from to do list, to drawing, to brainstorming, to reflecting, all in the space of 2 pages.
This insight that burbled up.
I’m so grateful for falling back in love with journalling again this year.
It’s brought me so much calm, productivity & insights.
I’m so excited for the next journal adventure!