My Memory Journal from Spring 2020

A few times a year, I pull out a manila folder of the last few months of memories, print off pictures from my camera and phone and journal in thoughts into a very loose, messy sort of art journal / memory collage I like to call my Joyful Journals. I thought it might be fun to give you an inside peek at the Joyful Journal came out from the second quarter of the year. Keeping these joyful journals  changed the way I look back on life since I started creating them a few years ago. I write about it a … Read More

Journaling Ideas For Capturing the Happy Moments + 25 Prompts

25 Ideas for Starting a Journal

We are forgetful beings, us humans. I’m mortified, absolutely mortified about what I forget. I’ll look at pictures from high school and realize I don’t recall half of the people’s names. But the things I forget that make me go bananas are the things I’m sure I won’t forget.  I forget the happy and meaningful moments I want to cement in my memory! That incredible conversation with a friend, a meaningful interaction with a stranger or a transformational moment at an event. I promise myself, I won’t forget this. But… I forget the details. The impact gets fuzzy. Bleh. David … Read More

Journaling Ideas for March

Spring brings a fresh energy that is unlike any other time of the year. This is a great time to look at habits, goals, dreams and be okay with letting things go if they’re not working. Sometimes the closet needs a spring cleaning. Sometimes I need to do a spring cleaning on other areas of my life! Don’t be afraid to let things go and welcome other things in, whether it’s doing something like changing up the way you journal, using a different color palette, letting go of the craft materials you haven’t used in five years or going to … Read More

What to Journal In January

What to journal in January? Start with a list of hopes & dreams Journal about your wildest hopes & dreams, not just the expected (and sometimes dull) resolutions or responsible goals, but the dreams in your heart you rarely speak of Feeling a bit weary from all the work of the holidays? Journaling listicles are fun and can open the mind to new ideas without feeling like it’s overworking. I’ve included a download of 30 ideas and listed out (haha) a few of my favorites. Print out a picture from your phone each week, cut it out, tape it in … Read More

Reflecting Back and Looking Forward

  The week between Christmas and New Year’s causes me to pause and reflect each year. The last few years I’ve spent time reflecting on the last year and then looking forward to the new year. Looking back is important, but it can be a bit of a pitfall. While I would like to paint myself as a happy, glass-half-full kind of person, the truth is that I’m a bit of an Eeyore. My natural tendency is to see things as woulda-coulda-shoulda with a strong tinge of regret. I’ve worked -and keep working- to see things in a positive light. … Read More