The Quest For a Journal

2016 Personal Planner Journal

2016 Personal Planner Journal

Like everyone and their dog-sitters best friend in the blogging world I am in search of a journal.  My 2017 quest for a journal leads on from last year where I bought a Personal Planner.  I was impressed by the price and the fact that I could have my blog logo on it.   In reality I found it to be little more than a big diary.   I stopped using it after about four months.  Last year I was looking for a journal to focus me on blogging.  This year I am looking for a journal to sort out all aspects of my life.

The Quest for a Journal Shorts

  • Fitness –I used to love the gym. I have a pair of size 12 (say whaaaaatt) Nike shorts that prove it. At the moment I love my sofa, especially if there is a packet of salt and sweet popcorn on it.  I need to get my gym habit back.
  • Blog – I have a beauty cupboard full of product and I want to test and write about.  I really need a structure so that I can fit everything in around my 9 – 5.
  • Social Life.  The Mr and I have busy schedules.  Sometimes our plans get lost in translation.  Trying to sync our electronic calendars was a disaster.  Having somewhere to write down who is doing what when and where would be really helpful.
  • Self improvement – Yes, yawn but some kind of gratitude/thankfulness/mindfulness/inspiration/make me a better person …type-thing can only be a good thing right?
  • Instagram – yes, I‘m shallow and I want an Instagram-able journal ok!

That said, my requirements are

  • Ring bound so it lays flat when I write in it.
  • Starts at any time of year – don’t restrict me to January please.
  • Looks feels luxe – I don’t mind paying a bit extra for quality
  • Minimum size A5 but I don’t mind bigger

The Quest for a journal

So, I’m sure that you are saying ‘you could make your own journal’.  Welp, I could, but I don’t want to.  #sorrynotsorry.  You may well be saying – ‘you don’t need one journal – you need lots of journals’.  That may well be, and it is no problem if that is the case.

So over to you dear reader.  If you have a recommendation for a great journal that more or less fits my criteria, please let me know in the comments below or tweet me so that I can get my self improvement ‘journey’ underway!


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