Have to admit that I’m a sucker for blank journals and have an entire cabinet full of them, just waiting to be used!
Even though I already have more than enough journals to last a lifetime, I keep buying more. A pretty cover will catch my eye and then winds up going home with me.
I simply cannot resist a gorgeous cover!
But some of them are so pretty that I’m almost afraid to use them. So I put them in aside, saving them for a special occasion.
What special occasion? Who knows. Sort of like when you don’t use your “good” dishes, put out the fancy soap, burn the decorative candle, or wear that expensive outfit.
It’s understandable. A blank page can be so incredibly intimidating! What if you make a mistake? It’s ruined!
Let’s use those good dishes! Wear that expensive outfit! Wash our hands with the fancy rose-shaped soap! Burn that intricately carved decorative candle! And most important of all, use those blank notebooks!
So to try and take some of the pressure off, here are a few ideas on how to use those beautiful, blank journals:
Start a Diary
When I was a child, I’d occasionally receive a diary for my birthday. One of those little books with a lock and key and Diary stamped on the front cover. I’d dutifully fill it out for a few weeks, then get bored and toss it aside.
Now that I’m older, I’ve found that I love keeping a personal journal!
I started in college, using one of my old binders and regular loose leaf paper. Now I use a pretty lined journal, and try to write something every day.
It’s a great way to organize my thoughts and work out any issues, plus record memories.
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