I’ve been writing in my 10-year journal this morning. This has to be the most amazing invention ever, even if you’re not into journaling.
Each day of the year has it’s own page, and a small (4-line) space for each year. Mine runs from 2005-2015, so today I can see what I wrote last year on April 27, and in 2007, 2006, and 2005.
If I’m REALLY in a writing mood, I can continue my thoughts or ideas in expansion pages in the back.
It’s amazing the memories it triggers, even if only the friends we had dinner with, the funny thing the grandbaby said, or what I was working on (last year on this day I went to the fabric store for backing fabric for a quilt I was making; the year before that, my daughter and grandson came for dinner; the year before THAT, we were in Las Vegas!).
Plus, occasionally I run across a really great idea I jotted down that I had completely forgotten about, and that might have been lost forever if I hadn’t written about it on that day.
Every year, I use a different color for my journal entries. My 10-year journal is started to look pretty colorful! I can only imagine that, as time moves on, it will be even more fun to review one day over ten years to see how my life has shifted, moved, or stayed the same.
I think whoever thought of this idea is brilliant! The journal is available on Amazon, if you’re interested in recording your own memories over 10 years. I bought one for each of my children, and for several friends. They make wonderful gifts!
I just had a thought—I think I’ll get a couple for my grandbabies who are 8 and 9. Wouldn’t it be wonderful if they had a record of their teenage years to keep throughout their lives? Hmmm . . . off to Amazon!