Little Miss Procrastinator….addicted to journaling

So…I originally started this blog to post about my work on my Nanowrimo novel.  Well ever since November ended, I still haven’t written much more on it… much to my disappointment.  My main priority right now is to get ready for exams in the next two weeks.  Besides school I haven’t done much else with my time.  However, you can say that I have been writing quite a bit lately….just not on my novel.

Recently, I just got back into journaling after about a year of not keeping one. I realized that I had no way of remembering the places and little things about my day that happened. I decided to start journaling again. I bought the Piccadilly Essential black medium lined notebook from Barnes and Nobel. Its basically a moleskine-like book but a quarter of the price. (I bought it for about 5 dollars.) Its really nice and holds ink well. I’ve been spending quite a bit of my spare time writing about things that happened throughout my day. I like being able to look back and see what shenanigans and drama went on earlier in the week. Its also really nice to have a place to write down my thoughts and vent.

Now, I’ve also discovered the Hobonichi Techo planners.  Many of you reading this have probably heard of them from Youtube and the art journaling community.   Most of the Hobonichi’s are used as a form of art journaling.  Basically you get one page per day to put in anything you want, whether its movie tickets, photos, doodles etc.  I first saw this video (shown below) and was immediately inspired to try add a more artistic flare to my journal.

I usually keep my journals strictly filled with just writing.  I don’t put in pictures or anything.  Just good old fashioned written word.  But I’m trying something a little different this time around.  Since the Hobonichi style of journaling is very similar to art journaling as well as scrapbooking, I figured that I would combine normal writing with those types of journaling.

Here are some of the Hobobnichi journals that really inspired me.

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By iktsuapok on tumblr

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By thehobonichi on tumblr

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By thehobonichi on tumblr

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By iktsuapok on tumblr

I want to at least start decorating the pages of my journal with cute washi tapes and stickers. Hopefully I can run to the craft store sometime this weekend and pick up some nice scrapbooking stickers and journaling cards as well.

That’s all for now. 🙂

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