Write It Down

chic notebooks, fashion notebooks, black and gold notebooks, simple notebook, pretty journals Since childhood, I’ve kept a journal in one form or another. I usually didn’t write in them consistently (often months would pass between entries), but I kept coming back to them. It’s so funny to look back at what I’ve written years later, when I’m a little bit older and hopefully also wiser.

You know that I’m a fan of all things digital, but I also have a strong love of paper products. I still enjoy writing down my thoughts in a journal from time to time- sometimes you just need to put down your words on paper. I was browsing The Everygirl earlier this week and saw that they’re doing a 30 day journaling challenge in April. I think I want to do it! I currently have a Q&A a day Journal, which is a type of short-form journaling, but it will be fun to challenge myself to write longer journal entries for 30 consecutive days. I have plenty of notebooks already, but that didn’t stop me from browsing for a new one for the challenge.

Tell me: Do you keep a journal? If so, how often do you write in it?

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  • I’ve never been a journal keeper, but I love having lots of notebooks!! I always keep one with me wherever I go in case inspiration strikes or so I don’t forget something!
    ~Sara
    Sincerely, Sara

    • Yes, I still need to write things down too so I don’t forget (and often I’ll set a reminder on my phone too!).

  • Yes! I don’t write that often but like you say, I always come back to it. Right now I’m using an app for my ipad but I used to do it on paper. That’s such a good challenge, maybe I’ll join!

    • I’m curious- what app are you using on your iPad?

      • I’m using My Memoir! I think it’s a free one and you can change the font style, add photos and change the background as well.

        • That sounds cool- I will definitely check it out. Thanks Maru!

  • I don’t regularly keep journals but I love notebooks for writing lists, goals and ideas. I’ve done this for the past several years and it’s fun to see my goals over time.

    • I certainly love writing things down and then checking them off my list! It is fun to see how your goals change and evolve over time.

  • Jessica

    Although I love all things digital I love paper journals. It is so hard for me not to purchase pretty ones almost every time I am out shopping.

    Tracy @ Sunny Days and Starry Nights

    • Agreed. There are so many pretty notebooks out there and I want them all!

  • Nikki Odeluga

    I realize that I must have had beaucoup free time in high school because I went from writing every other day to once every other month.

    • Oh yeah, I definitely had more free time in high school! I need to go back and look at those journals next time I’m home :)

  • Hope Shores

    I write almost every day…and I have the set you featured as #2. They’re perfect little notebooks for work. I use Muji notebooks for my creative stuff (or whatever is lying around). I’ve found that having a separate notebook for creative writing helps me distance myself from the type of notes I take for work.

    • I love that you write regularly Hope! Are you usually writing stories, or thoughts/ideas? Also, love that Art Deco set that you have- it’s so pretty!

      • Hope Shores

        I’ve been working on a few different things…a lot of times I just jot down some idea I think of, but I’ve also been working on some essays and a creative YA project. The separation of notebooks really helps me. I was even separating my pens at first, haha (Muji gels used for creative writing only).

        • That’s awesome! I’ve always admired writers Maybe one day soon I’ll see your name in print! :)

  • Katherine

    I love writing in journals and want to join the April 30 day challenge :) I try to write every day but it has stopped recently so the challenge will get me back into it :)

    katattack2000.wordpress.com

    • Yay, I’m happy you’ll be doing the 30 day challenge with me! We can keep each other accountable! :)

  • These are so pretty! If my handwriting wasn’t so bad I would maybe consider writing more… although you know how much I like my computer!

    • That I do :) I don’t know what you’re talking about though- you don’t have bad handwriting!