Do You Keep a Journal?

Have you ever kept a journal (or diary when you were young)? I was an avid journaler for many years but over the past couple I've completely stopped. To be honest it's something that makes me sad and, this may sound strange, but I'm not quiet sure how to pick back up again. I have always thought of journaling as a great way to process and understand life and also to remember not just events and dates (I have a TERRIBLE long term memory) but also how I felt in those moments. When I found out I was expecting, I bough this lovely pregnancy journal from Seattle artist Nikki McClure, but to be honest, I've only written in it once. 
Yesterday I ran across the below notebook via sho & tell and thought it might be a great way to record how I'm feeling during my pregnancy and jump start getting back into journaling (or just keep it in lieu of a journal for a while). 

If you are a journaler, I'd love to hear what motivates you to put pen to paper? Do you have a favorite place/time to journal or a particular notebook you love?  


  1. I use this, httI use this,

    It's quick, simple, 1 line a day, but I've had it for 3 years now and it's funny to read what I was doing 1, 2 years ago (things I usually might not have remembered). They also have a pregnancy/mom version,