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How long does a journal last you?

I know there are so many factors involved, number of pages, width of lines, size of handwriting, etc., but does a typical journal last you a certain amount of time?
Mine varies greatly. I think I spent about 3-4 months in the last few, but some before that were 2 or 3 years (of course, I wasn't writing as much).



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May. 23rd, 2015 12:47 am (UTC)
Typically, a larger journal takes 3 years. As of last month I'm now writing daily (1 page) and that has already made a nice dent in my newest journal. I hope I can continue to write everyday; it feels wonderful to complete one solid month.
May. 23rd, 2015 11:35 pm (UTC)
you're right. An entire month is a milestone. I missed one day this month but got right back to it so i wouldn't lose too much.
May. 24th, 2015 12:14 am (UTC)
Good on you for not letting one missed day break your stride :)
May. 23rd, 2015 08:10 am (UTC)
Generally, I try and be done within 6 months. It's usually a bit sooner. Though I bought a massive journal from Walmart one time I was in America, that took me 14 months.
May. 23rd, 2015 11:34 pm (UTC)
I've seen some really thick journals that I was tempted to buy, but then I thought it would be so daunting to fill thing. Maybe now that I'm being a little more consistent I'll go for it.
May. 24th, 2015 02:45 am (UTC)
My typical journal takes 6-ish months. Sometimes more or less. And then in between those journals, I typically use one that takes 3 or less months.
May. 26th, 2015 01:21 pm (UTC)
Typically it takes me 4-5 months to finish one, though I haven't found the perfect size and number of pages combo to make that happen regularly. I usually get the itch to start a new journal about 3 months in!
May. 26th, 2015 08:53 pm (UTC)
Anymore I make my own, decided my last day's entry for the month would be the end, the next day's the beginning, so month at a time.

I usually write the pages, then bind them together.
May. 27th, 2015 04:35 pm (UTC)

I used to have diaries, which ended in 365 days, but I've gotten much less rigid in my journaling since childhood. I remember when writing any more or less than my one page each day would have been unthinkable. I still like to wrap my journals up near the end of a year or a season though. Even though my life continues the same, they each take a personality, and I like to recognize that.

May. 29th, 2015 10:34 pm (UTC)
I am not writing nearly as often as I used to...I used to fill a book in 3-4 months and now it's right around a year to fill one.
Aug. 28th, 2015 06:01 am (UTC)
It depends a lot on how much I'm writing. If I'm writing every day, a journal will often fill up in a month or two, but they can last a year or more if I'm writing more sporadically.
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