Weekly Mini Challenge / 03

March 3, 2016

The City and Us | Weekly Mini Challenge / 03

Do you keep a journal? I’m a sporadic journaler. There are some months when I’ll write pages and pages each day, and others when I won’t write a word. On my 26th birthday, I challenged myself to keep a journal for the entire year. (The first line reads, “Today is my 26th birthday. 26. I’m not sure I can believe it.” Ha.) I thought it would be fun to look back in 5, 10, 15 years and remember what happened that year–what I was like, what I went through.

I kept it up for a couple months, and then the holidays happened and I stopped. There are a few random entries–February 27th, March 21st, July 12th–but long breaks between. I’ll flip through the pages and start to really regret not writing something–anything–during those gaps. I think I put too much pressure on it; I thought I had to write a full page or nothing at all, and more often than not, I just wouldn’t write.

But the idea of keeping a one-line-a-day journal sounds like a perfect solution. It gives you a written record of your day-to-day but without the commitment of writing a long entry. There’s also a bit of strategy involved since there’s so little room. Short, sweet, and to the point! Sounds manageable, don’t you think?

Let’s spend the next week jotting down one line each day in a journal! Who’s with me?


PS. There are actual one-line-a-day journals that are super cute, like this one from Urban Outfitters that lasts five years and this one that’s specifically for Moms.



  • Meg

    I really like the mom’s One Line A Day journal suggestion, there’s so many little things that happen each day that I want to remember down the road and know I won’t but this would help! Love it.

  • Kelley

    Me too! Such a good idea.

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