Friday, March 23, 2012

Q & A a Day: Five-Year Journal

"This beautifully embellished journal lets you record thoughts, feelings, and events in your life over five years. Filled with prompts that are at turn provocative (How happy are you?), quirky (What can you smell right now?), and always interesting, it serves as a great way to look back in time and remember."

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Not long ago I came across the Q & A a Day: Five-Year Journal at the White Plains Barnes & Noble. Each day of the year has a question or prompt, and below is space for 5 years of considerations. I was intrigued, but didn't buy it; then ended up ordering it from within a couple of weeks.

My first journal entry was on Tuesday, March 20: the first day of spring, the first day of journal. So far I've only written in it 3 times but I already look forward to writing more. I can't help skipping ahead to future dates to see what the headings will be, and I know I will actually want to keep this for the future. How different will my life be 1, 2, 3, or 4 years from today? And looking back, what was I thinking exactly 1, 2, 3, or 4 years ago?

I have never been a dedicated journal-writer, and have not kept any kind of journal or diary in years. I didn’t see the point of holding on to one, since I rarely recorded anything truly interesting, memorable, or juicy, and I lacked the desire to re-read anything I had written. Journals just have not been my thing.

But I love this one! You would enjoy it as well, if: 1) you're in the same boat as me, 2) you'd like to journal but just don't have the time or motivation, or 3) you keep a regular journal but want a fun supplement. I highly recommend it, and it makes a great gift, too.

I'm excited to have lingering thoughts!


  1. I put this in my Amazon cart literally 30 seconds before reading this blog post. It's a sign!

    1. It must have been meant to be! The topic for March 29: "Write down a few lines from a song or poem that you identify with today."

      I wrote a line from Kelly Clarkson: "What doesn't kill you makes you stronger" -- I think mostly because I keep hearing it on the radio, but I like it!

  2. Ohhh I love journals..this one looks fabulous! I love that it has questions to answer for each day! I hope you fill it all up. :)
    --jee young


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