buy it, do it

do it: keep a journal

Last week I won a great set of moleskine journals from sfgirlbybay. She had a giveaway on her blog asking for people's favorite quotes, and awarded journals to her favorite three. Here's my quote: 

"I believe that everything happens for a reason. People change so that you can learn to let go, things go wrong so that you appreciate them when they're right, you believe lies so you eventually learn to trust no one but yourself, and sometimes things fall apart so better things can fall together." - Marilyn Monroe

This quote was my mantra this spring as I went through a transitional phase and was dealing with a lot of changes and upset. Writing has always been my outlet of choice; I've been keeping a journal since I was in 5th grade. I keep favorite quotes, photos, letters, my day to day, and of course some secrets and stories about boys. I've got my most recent 7 journals here in NYC (3 years worth); the rest are in boxes at my mum's house.

I really enjoy going back and reading them, reliving old memories and moments in my life. Plus they're such a legacy to leave behind (assuming my children and grandchildren will be interested in reading them). I would be really amped to get a peek at my gram's diary from her youth! 

Here are some of my fave journals available on the web:

 

NYC Notebook - $12, Pink Paris Notebook - $10, Quotable Journal - $14.95 (these are the ones I use! I get a different quote each time), White Rabbit Journal - $19