HI everyone Happy Tuesday and Happy T day to you.
July is officially in the books. When I was still teaching, August always became a countdown to back to school. I did that for so many years that even now I got to August and had a little panic that summer is wrapping up. I had to remind myself I still have lots of summer left to enjoy since being retired there is no more back to school.
This page comes from my 2018 daily journal. I originally posted it here: August 20, 2018.
I like to keep a daily journal. I've tried several formats. Back in 2018 I used a weekly journal that had a page to be colored on the left side of the week and the week to fill in on the right. I actually enjoyed this, especially while working. Some weeks I would color and fix up the left side a bit like adding the tea type labels and quotes to this page, and sometimes I would do a whole lot more.
In 2019 I moved over to a journal where I could draw as well as write. I also started looking for one that had a complete monthly calendar in the front so I could have a place to record appointments and be able to have a fast look to see what was on my agenda. I usually keep appointments on my phone, but I like a paper back up because as you probably know there can be and usually are electronic issues. I've tried Hobonichi and also Moleskin journals. I wish I could find one that combined the best of both of these.
Here's what I like and dislike about each in a very short summary:
- Moleskins come with a hard cover and an elastic to keep them closed, you have to buy that separately for a Hobonichi
- Hobonichis have more pages so I can keep track of other things like to do lists, bucket lists, etc.
- I would love a journal that is 8x10 inches (20 cm x 10 cm in size), and I haven't found that either of these journals that come in this size
- They both have great pages for drawing and coloring (with non-pigment markers) although moleskin pages have lines and hobonichi have graph style paper (which I prefer). And moleskins aren't always bleedproof.