Writing a Personal Journal: Keep It Private


If I had a choice in the matter, I'd rig all of my journals to blind anyone who dared open them without permission by a light more blazing than the sun. I think one of the struggles everyone who journals on a personal level encounters is the possibility of someone, whether stranger or close, could read their inner most thoughts. I know it's always been a real concern of … [Read more...]

Writing a Personal Journal: Keep it Honest

Old book with feather and inkpot

When you sit down to write your next journal entry, picture this... In 10 years from now, your older self opens your current journal to revisit the past and reads about what it was like in their life during the summer of 2012. That older version of you will want to know what they were thinking, doing, feeling and experiencing in 2012, so it's up to the current you to be … [Read more...]

Leather Journal: Small Graces With Big Impact

~The Smallest Journal I Own~

At this point in time, I don't believe I could own a smaller, high quality leather journal. Again, meandering around Etsy I stumbled upon this itty bitty charmer. I have alot of journals, shelves and shelves of them, but what I didn't have before coming across this corner of Etsy was a teenie tiny one. Of course I had to have it for my collection. The little journal is hand … [Read more...]

Moleskine Journals: A Historical Mainstay

~Moleskine and all it's Choices~

There is something to be said about old and reliable. Tested and accepted. Tried and true. Moleskine is one of those pieces in the writing world that can't be forgotten, downplayed or underestimated. The way I see it, a Moleskine journal is a bit like having flour in your kitchen. A mainstay, a staple, a dependable fall back to catch random or purposeful words, scribbles, … [Read more...]

Dear Diary Dates: Lessons in Journal Writing

~Always Date anything Handwritten~

Looking back over my writing life, I can see stages where my personal evolution of style, purpose and attention in all things I've wrote shifted. I hesitate to claim the simple act of aging has been the stepping stone to my writing maturity because I've come across people far younger than myself who already contain the wisdom I wish I had so many years ago. When I observe my … [Read more...]