Last month I saw this diy calendar journal and knew I had to make one of my own. A calendar journal includes a card for each day of the year. Everyday you write down the year and one thing you did that day. So, next year when I’m writing my calendar journal entry on January 4, 2012 (assuming I keep this up) I’ll be reminded of what I did today. It will be especially satisfying once I have 5 or 10 years of entries on each card! What a simple and easy way to keep track of what I’ve been doing with my life. It will be nice to challenge myself to do something worth writing down each day—even if it’s something small like baking cookies or taking the dogs to the park.
I wasn’t completely smitten with the aesthetics of design*sponge’s calendar. If I’m going to use something daily for 10+ years I want it to look especially lovely! So I filled an adorable vintage recipe box with 3″x5″ index cards. I spent about an hour with my date stamp and ink pad stamping a card for each day of the year (front and back since my recipe box wasn’t deep enough for 365 cards). Now I just have to make sure I remember to write something everyday!