At the end of the day, most days, I pick up two of my notebooks for a few minutes of creativity and looking back on the day as my evening journaling routine.
First, I open my planner and go to the weekly spread page. I just log very briefly the things that happened that day. Next, I turn to the back of my planner where I keep my “Quality of Life” tracking spread. I fill in the categories I’ve completed, and assess what level my migraine symptoms were at that day. Finally, still in my planner, I turn to the current day to check off my to-do list. I might move anything not done to the next day’s page, and draw a quick doodle or lettering practice in the space that’s left.
The second notebook I pick up is what I call my Family Journal, which is a Traveller’s Notebook and kept in this beautiful cover. There, I pick one word, just anything memorable from the day, and write it in fancy lettering. Then I write a few sentences about what everyone in the family was up to that day. That’s it. My evening journaling routine and my quick version of memory-keeping.
How we spend our days is, of course, how we spend our lives.Annie Dillard, The Writing Life
Stationery in the photo
P.S. It’s been a month of birthdays around here, and one of the only times cakes get baked. This one-bowl chocolate cake is always a favourite, and everyone I’ve recommended it to loves it.