Thursday, 3 January 2013

The Diary Resolution!

So, it is that time of year again where we are all talking resolutions.

Yep, I have a few.

Of course, I'm determined to finish the London Marathon in April and raise as much money as I can for my chosen charity, VICTA Children (More posts on that to come but any running or fundraising advice in the meantime is very, very welcome!) and obviously, I want to grow my hair; eat healthy; read a bit more; blog a lot more, explore (Paris, I want to meet you) and then there are the few beauty ones which I'll share with you soon in response to the lovely Laura's New Year Beauty Tag.

So, it seems 2013 is going to be a busy year which brings me to the resolution I want to share with you today:

I vow to keep a diary and I want to write, or at least make a mark, in it every single day this year!

I've always loved my little notebooks and although, I squirm when I think of reading them again, I do love the way Faye talked here of her journal being like a time capsule so I might make a little more of my new notebook. I guess, it is just knowing that those moments are there recorded just in case, one day, I (or some great great grandchild. . , I'd love to read my Grandparents diary entries if they ever wrote any) want to revisit them someday.

Yep, in a way, if I keep to this resolution, it would be quite a feat. I have kept diaries and journals before but only briefly in recent years while I've been travelling or getting over a break up or moving or something and as soon as I hit real life again, the little notebooks quickly become neglected and in a way, I think this is a shame.

Going a bit further back, as a teenage school kid, I journaled daily, sometimes more. It was a big part of my life for a couple of years and one of my only regrets in life (I don't tend to regret things) is that somehow I've lost those little journals somewhere along the line. Now I'm much more then ten years down the line, I'd love to spend a little time with my young teenage self again. It could be interesting. Did anybody see Selins' hilarious posts and tweets last year featuring excerpts from her teenage diary?

Have you made any resolutions this year? Do you or have you ever kept a diary? Have you re-read it? Ooh and where can the prettiest notebooks be found? I struggled until I found this one hidden on an almost abandoned fixture in WHSmith.

I hope your year has started well.


Beauty Balm said...

I picked up a One Line a Day 5 Year Memory book - it's fab. Your diary is lovely too x

Essjay23x said...

@Beauty Balm
One line a day for five years. Wow, I'm not sure I've ever stuck at anything for five years. Thanks for the comment, Happy New Year! xx


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