Raise your hand if you have ever tried to write a diary and gave up after 3 days? You start with a beautiful new notebook and maybe a fancy new pen. I wait until the beginning of the month to start writing (after all, some people start writing in their journals in the middle of the month!) and then over the course of a few days write pages and pages in the cleanest possible handwriting.
And then there were a few days where I didn’t do much, then one night I drank too much wine and couldn’t write anything, and then one day something happened so bad that I wanted to forget it ever happened, so don’t worry about it. Write it down in your diary to remember it forever. Then suddenly, two years later, I found my diary underneath it, covered in dust, magazines, and half-read books, and flipped through the first few entries.
At first your words make me cringe, then they make me laugh. And I remember the good old days and think I should have written more, should have read more. It’s like when you’re reading the first chapter of a novel, you’re immediately drawn in and want to devour every word, but the author just gives up after one chapter and leaves you wandering.
So the next day you buy yourself a brand new diary and vow to write in it every day and basically become the next Bridget Jones. The whole cycle just repeats…
This has been happening to me for about 20 years. From an early age he liked to write diaries, but only diaries he never lasted more than a week or two. The ramblings of my teenage years were a lot of fun to read, but there wasn’t much of that!
Lately, I’ve realized that my main flaw is that I write too much. I wrote page after page every night, but no one, not even an 8 year old, has time to do that every night!
So I decided to adopt a new strategy. That is, he only writes one sentence a day.
I treated myself to this wonderful diary called “One Line a Day: A 5-Year Memory Book.” This is a 5-year memory book where you write just one line a day. It’s achievable, right?
I love the idea of reading it back in five years and remembering all the things I went through, including my travels and important events with George.
There aren’t many details about my thoughts and feelings, but I’m sure these little snippets will help jog my memory and bring it all back.
My only regret is that I didn’t do this sooner, because I wish I had read what this time was about 5 years ago!
So, if you’re someone who keeps a crappy diary, or you just want to remember your life in more detail, I highly recommend “One Line a Day Diary”. It would also be a great gift for Mother’s Day if you have friends who are going on a trip!
So, who will take part in the 5 Year Memories Book Challenge?