The idea of micro journaling is just perfect for someone who likes to record everyday life but feels overwhelmed about it [Me. Me. Me].
One of my favorite things is going over old journals and reliving the days I took the time to record.
One of my deepest regrets is getting rid of the journal I’ve had all through high school and through law school. I mostly wrote bad things in it. Bad experiences. I think most of it was filled with teen unrequited love (I believe that goes hand in hand with being a teenager).
At the time I got rid of it I thought it will be therapeutic to get rid of all the harsh memories and concentrate on all the happiness and loveliness I have in my life. But in retrospective, I do regret throwing it away, because it seems like I have thrown away parts of my life. Not to mention that some of my best writing was manifested there.
Anyhow, let bygones be bygones. [and it’s not like I can unearth it from the dumpster in Dublin]
This mini journal was so easy to make and I printed it on the back side of some OLD [even ancient] patterned papers. I got hooked on the idea of printing on patterned paper after I saw one of my workshop’s member, Mandy do that – amazingly! The only difference is that I printed mine on the back side of the pages and Mandy used double sided papers and printed her pages on the pattern.
Tools & Supply
- Word processing software (I’m not providing a printable, because it isn’t an original idea of mine)
- Old patterned paper
- Recycled cardboard
- Binding rings
- Chipboard letter stickers [mine are from Making Memories “5th Avenue” collection that I bought a while back]
- Create a 4″ by 6″ page with your regular word processing software (make sure the page settings are set to the right size for easy printing) where you make a list of the categories you want to record
- Cut all your extra paper to 4″ by 6″ pieces (6 pieces out of each 12 by 12 sheet, unless you discard parts that have the company’s logo on it)
- Feed your cut paper through your printer, the same way you put a 4″ by 6″ photo paper in it to print photos.
- Cut 2 thicker 4″ by 6″ pieces for the cover. I used corrugated cardboard.
- Punch hols for the binding (or use any binding system that you love using).
- Bind all the pages together with binding rings or ribbon.
- Write. Write. Write. [Just put it on your desk, nightstand or purse and fill in a page whenever you have a minute – that’s all it takes].
What do you think about the idea of micro journaling? Share your thoughts by leaving a comment.