I never kept a diary. I was always afraid my mother might question me or my sister might snitch.
When I started college, I created a journal online which allowed me to keep in touch with friends, find strangers with common interests and document important moment.
Oftentimes though, I want to record memorable goings-on, but simply don't make or take the time to sit down and describe.
There are also occasions where I take a curious look at what I was doing On This Date 3, 5, or even 8 years ago. For instance, my wedding day. - scrolling through my journal's archives, it was lovely to see what I was experiencing on the same day in the past. Or recording celebrations into a new year - how fun to see how my idea of 'fun' has changed over the years!
I recently came across a very easy DIY project that tackles both of these issues.
This pretty vintage postcard calendar journal was posted on Design*Sponge last winter, and a friend linked me to it last week, thinking it would be something I'd enjoy.
At first I thought I ought to wait to start this on January 1, but I know myself. I'd never remember by then! Instead, on May 1, I immediately set to work with a trip to an office supply store for index cards, rummaging through my collection of pretty stationery, and re-purposing a perfectly-sized gift box. Now I'm all set for one-lined memories.
Do you keep a journal/scrapbook/diary? Are you more likely to record the good or the bad - why do you think that's the case?