Everyone at some points in their lives had kept a journal with them. Oops!
Maybe not everyone but most of us did anyway. I had mine back in grade school to chronicle all my memories and mishaps but out of my desperation in my own handwriting back then, I threw it away.
I know! I know!
I should not have done that. Regardless of my terrible handwriting, those are precious memories that I was supposed to keep. But it is a part of the past now and I can’t do anything about the unfortunate diary. May you rest in peace, my dear.
Fast forward to my high school days.
As cliché as it may sound, high school is the best part of our lives and I can attest to that as well. High school has this charm that college and even the corporate world does not have. Maybe it’s the freshness and innocence of reality? I don’t know.
Anyway, it was in high school when I considered someone special though it’s unrequited. Ouch!
You know what that means? A new journal, obviously.
I think he was really special that I dedicated a whole notebook to him. But just like any other processes, it is the first part that is always the hardest. I was in hiatus of making journals for so long that I didn’t know how I was going to start with it.
There came the movie The Curious Case of Benjamin Button. In the movie, Caroline was asked by her mother Daisy to read a diary owned by Benjamin. The diary included all of his musings and life events with pictures, postcards and other souvenirs inside.
The concept gave me the idea for my project. I bought a notebook. I chose this orange one from Papemelroti. I like that it is ruled (‘coz I can’t seem to write straight without the lines) and that it gives a certain vintage vibe in which I never realized I want to achieve on this diary.
Then, I wrote about events that I wanted to immortalize. Photos, clippings, and souvenirs are also inside this notebook and were secured by paper clips and glue.
Voila! Now, I have something that I can go back to whenever I feel like reminiscing. It turned out better than expected so it means that I wouldn’t be throwing this one out. *winks*
I like this look so much that I decided to recreate this in the near future, hopefully.
How about you?
- What are the journals that you have now?
- What are your inspirations behind those journals?