5 Reasons to Keep a Journal

For as long as I can remember I love journals, pens, drawing and writing. I have a box full of old diaries, holiday scrapbooks and other notebooks from the past years. Still I journal almost every day.

I keep a Bullet Journal for my daily appointments, tasks and lists.

I have a Junk Journal for memory keeping.

And I have a journal in which I write for half an hour (almost) every day. I write about what happened, how I feel, what my wishes are, what my fears are.. This is a personal notebook in which I write everything that I can possibly think about.

This morning I was reflecting about why I enjoy journaling. Here are five reasons why I love to write.

My journals.
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Junk Journal – C is for Coffee

Even as a child I used to keep diaries. Last year I kept a Junk Journal for the first time.

A Junk Journal is a handmade book made up of different kinds of paper. It can be used as a diary.

My Junk Journal is made of design paper, vintage pages from old books and pieces of cloth. I use it as a diary to document events and thoughts, but I also use it for collages. One of the collages I made in my 2017 Junk Journal was about coffee.

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