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I don't think I'm in love with my current journal anymore, but I don't exactly want to waste this journal. Do I stick with it and find things to use up the pages so it finishes faster? What are some things I can do? The paper isn't really great for collaging things unless I glue two or three sheets together (which would use up paper faster, but it's tedious to do). I guess I could write quotes or something...

Has anyone run into this problem? What are some of the things you've done in this situation?

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savannahjan
Aug. 6th, 2015 08:14 pm (UTC)
I use the paper I leave blank for random lists. Like when I desperately need a piece of paper, I grab it from there. Quotes could be good. Glue-ins? Cards you receive for holidays. Menus from restaurants you go to? You could make the end of the journal a type of smash book.
stonednonsense
Aug. 6th, 2015 09:58 pm (UTC)
On occasion I abandon journals... They have there own little unfinished section, amongst my shelf. & at first I didn't like this tactic however I've found that waiting for a better use to come along has been SO successful for me (sometimes I can't always afford new ones) but mostly I come up with different projects or ideas or am inspired to pick them back up for a random purpose. Really, though worst case scenario one journal turned out to be a dud & its better to move on when inspiration strikes, instead of letting it go stagnant & wasting valuable time. If you do plan on stickin' it out I think you should glue pages together to use it quicker & move on. GOOD LUCK.



Edited at 2015-08-06 10:03 pm (UTC)
sirvinya
Aug. 8th, 2015 06:45 am (UTC)
If I'm getting tired of a journal, I usually end up sticking in a lot of things. Magazine cut outs, photos, funny stuff I find on the internet.
ekeilram
Aug. 10th, 2015 12:33 pm (UTC)
I either just abandon it or I rip out the pages I've written on and put them in the previous journal I finished. The remaining pages left in the book I use for uni notes or to do lists.

Sometimes I also write in quotes from books I'm reading or song lyrics in big letters.

You are not obliged to finish a journal you don't like. Journalling should be helpful and/or fun :)

Also, I sometimes just write on one side of the paper.

Edited at 2015-08-10 12:34 pm (UTC)
sporky_luv
Aug. 12th, 2015 08:32 pm (UTC)
I'm in this dilemma right now too. I bought a Piccadilly notebook on sale and I was so excited about it for a week or so...and now we're into month 2 and I've lost all interest. I can't seem to bring myself to leave it unfinished though!

I'm finding I'm spacing out my entries more...like writing more, including more paste-ins, and using it for random writing throughout the day. Maybe it will help, maybe I'll just abandon it in a few weeks anyways!
sailorvfan10
Aug. 13th, 2015 06:38 pm (UTC)
Yeah I tried that with this journal and I was just getting more and more frustrated with it to the point where journaling stopped being fun and I ended up not writing for days at a time, so I ended up in a green Moleskine and I find myself getting back into the swing of things. This isn't the first time I've abandoned a journal because I started out in love and ended up hating it, but I always hate doing it because of all that paper being wasted. But you can't force being in love.
sarahrose
Sep. 7th, 2015 09:53 pm (UTC)
I've had just one like that. I ended it early and started a new one. It was still counted as a volume (I number my volumes) but I just went on. I have to use books I like or I just mentally start to dread it.
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