So... in 2010, I decided I would write a sentence or two
(what I did, what I ate, where I went, a thought or two... whatever i wanted to write... as long as it was *something*)
EVERY day in this blog here.
Um.... Yeah, as you can see, I only did that 76 times out of the year. Oops. :-p
I found my problem. If it's online, I won't do it.
It didn't matter if it was a blog, Facebook or Twitter. I just like paper better.
So at the beginning of 2011, I decided I'd find myself a journal that provided me space to write a sentence or two per day. And I promised myself to give it a try... even though I knew 2011 would be tough... being pregnant and having a baby.
But all the more important that I document that year. ;-)
And I found the One Line a Day 5-Year Memory Book.
Well, actually, the Mom's One Line a Day was on sale ($11) when I went searching,
so that's the one I went with. I figured... "Hey, I'm becoming a Mom in 2011! Why not?" ;-)
(Even the fact that it's pink didn't deter me! ;-) )
There were some other ideas out there. Like this one from Ashley Ann:
But in the end, I wanted something small, something bound,
and something I could keep by my bed (on my nightstand) or by my computer.
And guess what?
I'm happy to announce that I have an entry for EVERY.SINGLE.DAY of 2011. :-D
Now... don't get me wrong... I didn't *actually* journal every single day.
If I missed a few days, I didn't sweat it. :-p Some weeks, I'd wait till the weekend to record the week,
but I still made sure to put a sentence or two for each day... even if I had to go back and do it.
If I couldn't remember, and I needed ideas...
Sometimes I'd go check photos I took, check Facebook statuses, check the calendar, etc.
It didn't have to be exact, and if I didn't remember something that happened,
I just recorded a feeling I was having that week.
On September 21st, I wrote,
"Hattie always wakes up smiling and cooing and giggling.
I love it so much!
I can't get enough of her.
And she's just SOOOOO adorable! :-) "
Not necessarily what happened that day, but just something that was on my mind that week. :-)
So I wanted to have a good record for 2011, and I'm glad I actually made the effort.
I'm SOOOO glad I did because it was an important year,
and I love looking back.
When you're pregnant or have a new baby, things get fuzzy.
When you have little ones, the days mesh together.
They fly by.
It needed to be done. :-)
but you could totally use the block-style calendar to write in
a thought or two or what you did that day. :-)
What do you think?
Are you going to give it a try?
Do Project Life?
Project 365 with notes?
I'd love to hear how you plan to document 2012!