As you can see - this isn't the first book to be written. Oh, I write in notebooks all the time. Year by year. I do best January thru April...then anyone reading these books would think I drop off the face of the planet until about October when I usually begin again.
But I have a new idea. A ten year book.
Because of my 'always on the search for old paper' I came across this wonderful old ledger.
It is quite big.
12 x 8 inches and 510 pages long.
I know because every page is pre-numbered.
So....I began by penciling in the date on each numbered page.
I will do whatever I want with that date as each day comes. I hope I can be creative.
Then I will put a simple entry.
AND this is the best part. Next year. I begin again. I will see what happened last year and then add my new year entry. Won't this be fun? I will read what I have written. Those notebooks in the first photo, I seldom go back and read. Too much work, actually.
BUT..if the previous year is right there...I will read it and enjoy. Just think how fun this book will be in about five years.
I am excited! I hope it will motivate me to keep a better record of my life. Granted most days are pretty boring - NICE and boring I might add. But even in the mundane I enjoy so much of life, I want to write some of those thoughts down to reflect on and remember.
Also...On those dates that are important and come every year - like BIRTHDAYS...I will write that in the margin to be added to and enjoyed each year.
Our Julia has a birthday Jan 16th and so I have begun her page.
I did birthday interviews last year and so have a few notes already for each of our family members.
ALSO...their are extra pages at the back - for those longer entries - a place to record spiritual experiences, testimony, important events and insights along life's journey ....and an index in the front to make them easy to find.
So there you have it. Mistakes and all, no biggie..just go forth. Write life as it comes, enjoy, and then to REMEMBER.
I am writing a book.
A ten year book....one day at a time.