Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Starting a 5-Year Diary


This quote from Annie Dillard has always resonated with me: 
"How we spend our days is, of course, how we spend our lives." 
I've also been thinking a lot about how quickly my children are going to grow up. Henry just celebrated his 5th birthday. In two more of those, he will be turning 15 and getting really close to leaving the house. 

I also see how quickly former students grow up on Facebook. And those are other people's children! I feel like my own life is going to blink by. 

So I bought a 5-year diary. I wish I would have started one many years ago. I love the idea of getting a mini moment of reminiscence every day. 

I searched Amazon for one that appealed to me. I ended up loving the one I bought more than I thought I would. The paper band comes off, and it's just a lovely simple fabric. I like the texture of it. It's also very small and portable. I was able to take it on vacation with us. The daily spots are just a couple lines--enough to say something substantial but small enough to not put unnecessary pressure on me. 

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Roxanne said...

This is a great idea. I'm ordering this journal now!

Jenna Powers said...

I'm on year 3 of my Q&A a day journal, which I transferred to an online service so I can keep my entries up no matter where I am in the world. I also add my current location (I travel a lot) with every entry, and include photos at times. Sometimes it's my favorite 2 minutes of the day!

Sara E. Cotner said...

Love that, Jenna! And it's great to hear from you. I hope all is well!

Roxanne, I hope you like it as much as I do!

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