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embodiment 2014: Happy New Year!

Poll #1950489 embodiment 2014: Happy New Year!

Did you write in a diary / journal / etc at any time in 2013?

Yes!
58(95.1%)
No.
3(4.9%)

Do you intend to keep a journal / diary in 2014?

Yes!
61(96.8%)
Undecided.
1(1.6%)
No.
1(1.6%)

Fave thing(s) about keeping a diary / journal / etc?

writing with a good pen (or similar instrument)
44(8.9%)
pasting / glueing in mementos (ticket stubs, photos, receipts, etc)
33(6.7%)
drawing / sketching / painting on the pages
24(4.9%)
adding fave quotes / lyrics / conversations
35(7.1%)
creating something tangible out of everyday life
35(7.1%)
having somewhere to be completely myself
44(8.9%)
having someplace to be anyone (or anything) else
13(2.6%)
a way to remember things I would otherwise forget
49(9.9%)
being able to look back at years gone by
41(8.3%)
time to reflect on the day
34(6.9%)
learn more about myself from thoughts and experiences
35(7.1%)
helps my other forms of writing / creative pursuits
18(3.6%)
documenting my life / keeping a record
49(9.9%)
something to pass on to others so they will know the person I was / wanted to be
17(3.4%)
because reasons.
23(4.7%)

Did you start a new diary / journal on January 1st, 2014?

Yes!
23(37.7%)
No.
38(62.3%)

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phoenixfire12
Jan. 1st, 2014 03:27 pm (UTC)
I didn't understand the last one, the "because reasons". Ok, I admit, I may still be a bit sleepy and the brain is not functioning properly yet.
lunachele
Jan. 1st, 2014 09:50 pm (UTC)
Just started my brand new green Moleskine page a day diary. I am amazed to say I actually wrote every single day in 2013. I did most days in 2012, but ended up filling in a few I skipped from notes on my phone or IDoneThis. Before that, I never came close. This is the first time I ever wrote every.single.day. And now it's a habit. Thanks for this community, which pushed me to try and write more regularly. I have my Moleskine journal, the Q&A 5 year book, a brand new art journal, a gluebook and a book for 30DaysofLists going, and my sketchbook, too. Just got a Smashbook for gluing in mementos and stuff as well.

Happy 2014 and happy journaling, everybody!
goldmourn
Jan. 2nd, 2014 09:43 am (UTC)
I'm thankful for this community too - it's been a great motivator over the years or a good place to come back to and get inspiration for writing. Comments like yours are inspiring!
phoenixfire12
Jan. 4th, 2014 02:54 am (UTC)
Wow, I don't think I'd ever be able to keep track of all those journals. I'm still waiting for my Day-Timer 2-page per day refills to arrive. It's my schedule organizer, personal journal. I'll be keeping track of my exercise routine, my food journal, sun/moon rise and set, temperatures, moon phases, my TO DO list and my important addresses. The only other book I could be hauling around with me would be my Nature Sketchbook. Any more than just 2 and I think I'd misplace them. My goal is to write something every day.

Happy Journaling to you as well.
paperworm
Jan. 5th, 2014 07:23 pm (UTC)
I wanted to start a new Journal on January 1st, but my Notebook wasn't full yet and i didn't want to waste Paper ;)
I think it will be full at the Middle of January.
goldmourn
Jan. 19th, 2014 02:42 am (UTC)
How is it coming along? It's rare that I get to start a journal on the 1st day of the new year. Often, it's just as I go along, whenever it happens.
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