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My name is Heidi and I’m the world’s worst journaler.
I am an awful journaler. I’ve tried. Really, I have. I can’t keep a journal or a memory book or anything like that. I’ve tried and failed.
You’d think that, because I enjoy writing (and grammar and editing) so much, that I’d enjoy journaling, but I never have. When I feel like I have to do it, I just can’t. I don’t want to. I start, and I can’t keep up, so I stop.
Sure, I blog – which has been compared to an online journal, of sorts – but, to me, it’s not the same.
All throughout 2016, though, I faithfully participated in Scripture Writing. Each morning of the year, I got up, opened my Bible (or Bible Gateway app on my phone) and my journal, and I copied Scripture. (There were a few times when I doubled up on writing because of travel, sickness, etc.)
Changes for 2017
This morning, I got online to find a new Scripture Writing Plan to follow for 2017. Last year, as it was my first full year of doing it, I found myself floundering back and forth between a few different plans; but for this coming year I wanted to find a plan that I could stick with consecutively throughout the whole year. I found just what I was looking for at The Felicity Bee. (If you’re looking into Scripture Writing, I’d encourage you to check out her plan and join me.)
But, this post isn’t about Scripture Writing. It’s about journaling!
Ashley bought me the neatest memory book for Christmas.
I’m sure she ordered this little treasure from Amazon [aff], but it’s a product of Mr. Boddington’s Studio.
I feel quite certain this is a journal that I can keep up with! There are only a few lines on which to write your thoughts on each day (and the book is small, so the lines are short!) And this little book holds 5 years worth of daily thoughts!
Because the years aren’t filled in, you can start it anytime; but I plan to wait and start mine on January 1st (because I’m a bit OCD that way). I’m planning to keep it on my nightstand and write in it each evening before doing my reading. I’ll also carry it with me when we travel, so I don’t forget to fill in those days.
I think it will create a fun keepsake for me and my family to look back on in the future.