Friday, 30 November 2012

My Life Journal Filofax

Hello again everyone, following on from yesterday's blog, I mentioned I was using my A5 Malden Filofax for something else, so this is what I am using it for.... My Life Journal.
Pic taken with flash on                                                                     Pic taken with flash off                                                                   

My life journal is full of memories of my life, my childhood, my school years, my work life, marriage, my children, my family and what ever else I can remember.

Inside the front, I keep a few bits, that might come in useful, I also have pictures that are dear to me.

The two photos on the left were given to me just this year.  I was a bridesmaid for my cousin 33 years ago and I only got to see a photo of myself this year.  I love these pics.... I'm the one in the middle on the top picture.  On the right are my Bon Jovi tickets, I went to see them for the first time in August 2000.  I have being a huge fan for 27 years, so was ecstatic when I got to see them.  I promised myself I would see them again if they ever came back to the North of England.......last month I read they were coming back in June 2013....I was almost  first in line for those tickets, this time I am taking my boys with me.

101 Reasons To Write A Journal  This is a really good read.

Some journaling prompts.

I work in this journal a couple of times a month, I'm not strict with it, but when I suddenly recall something from years ago, I will jot it down then write it up when I get a chance.  For example, this morning, I recalled a job I had when I left school, it got me thinking about the others jobs I had then, so I've made a note of it and will write about it in more detail at a later date. 

I think this will be a wonderful journal to read in the future.  I can remember a fair bit from 20-30 years ago, but I guess in 20-30 years time, my memory will not be so good,  this is going to make for an interesting read.

Thanks for reading, please feel free to comment, I love comments. x

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  1. I love this idea! My journal has just been migrated from the computer to a blank 2012 diary - I need to start using the piles of blank books I have - but I really like the flexibility a binder would have. Hmm, might be time for a rethink on what I'm doing...

  2. I have been using an old Zen agenda from 2010 as my journal and even if I don't writte on it every single day, it's very comforting to know that I can do it if I feel the need to.

  3. I have a bridesmaid picture just like that! I also love that you have a Bon Jovi ticket stub. I have so many ticket stubs from over the years but don't know what to do with them what with my gigging years behind you.

  4. Heli Gail just come across your page and noticed you have magnectic clips which are similar to the Tarten Oli ones that I've been searching for after seeing Organizejen uses but really hard to find here in the uk?? Where did you get yours from? Also noticed you are using the tear drop coloured stickers again where did you get those from. Thank you

    1. Hi Anon, I got the magnetic page clips from Wilkinsons and the tear drop stickers are from the Martha Steward range at Staples.