I love keeping records and journals. I've got a huge collection of notebooks, sketchbooks, and other types of handmade books that prove my lifelong dedication to record-keeping.
Over the last few years, however, I've slowly slipped from this beloved habit. The last couple of years were particularly bad. So bad, in fact, that last year, I decided NOT to keep any journals at all. At least no handwritten ones. Just my blogs and digital scribbles. A first, after so many years.
So, this year, part of my goal is to get back to it. Keeping journals and records.
I now have my traditional annual journal, where I plan to record bits and pieces of life whenever the mood strikes; a pad of paper, right by my bedside where I can try to write morning and/or evening pages; and this mini notebook, where I intend to record daily notes.
This mini notebook is another one of my attempts to try a daily-something practice once again.
Yes, something inside me groans as I do this, knowing full well that I tend to suck at any "daily practice".
However, inspired by something I saw online some time ago, I thought I'd work on a daily record by writing at least just ONE LINE A DAY. Something to remember the day by.
The great thing about this "One Line a Day" approach is that it takes off the pressure to write anything special or significant. Just a record of my passing days. A place to jot down some memories and thoughts. Write down a quote that I really liked. Or a bullet point list of things I did. Maybe even just a copy of an FB status or Twitter update.
If I end up writing more than one line, great. That's all good. If, after a long and busy day, all I can scribble down is one simple line to remember my day, then that's fine.
We'll see how I fare with this daily practice. I'll keep you posted!
Note: Notebook used for my One Line A Day journal is a gift from my sister. Thanks, sis!