Do you remember getting your first diary for Christmas. I think I was probably around 7 or 8. I was so excited and planned on pouring my heart out to Dear Diary ….
If I remember correctly it was probably before the end of January that I gave up, and the diary languished among the other clutter in my bedroom.
I celebrated a significant birthday last year, and received the most wonderful gift that keeps on giving. My sister bought me a Q&A Five Year Journal.
This is a diary with a difference. Every day you are asked a simple question, and there are only a couple of lines for your answer. The questions are random enough, but they do make you think.
My word of the year for 2014 was discipline so I made myself a promise that I wouldn’t miss a day, and I didn’t. This chunky little book filled up with my thoughts and musings and then the exciting part started to happen. I entered my second year. As I read the answers from the previous year I realised that in some aspects of my life, nothing had changed. My ambitions are the same and many of the core beliefs remain consistant. Some answers show how far I have come and in fact how much has changed. Little notations reminded me of special people and special occasions.
Here are some of the interesting questions my diary has asked:
- What are you chasing at the moment?
- Write the first sentence of your biography?
- What’s the last song you listened to?
- What question makes you anxious?
- Who do you need to call?
- What was your last credit card purchase?
All bloggers are diarists. I can honestly say that taking a few minutes of every day to write and read my little book has often promoted a blog post, or a thought process. It is all a bit introspective, but sometimes that isn’t a bad thing.
It really is fun and can’t help but wonder what kind of read it will be when all five years have been completed.
I would encourage anyone who is looking for that special gift for a special person to consider this unique gift.
Tonight sat down and read a few entries along with a good cup of tea, and a delicious Broderick Bros Road Rocking Choc Choc block from my ITWBN goodie bag. Yum yum! (By the way all geeky webby people should visit the website it is fab)
Thank you for reading.