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Friday, January 04, 2008

My Daily Experience Journal

Hey Everyone!! Remember the other day I had posted that I was going to create a "Daily Experience" album. Well here it is. I finally had time to create a simple cover. I didn't make it all fancy and such because I have to write in it on a daily basis so I don't want it nicely decorated and it starts to fall apart because of abuse.

What is a "Daily Experience" Journal/Album? Everyday I come up with simple daily "life experiences" that I don't typically experience on a regular basis, take a picture of the experience, and journal it. That's it. It's just my way of stepping out of my "cozy" box or the monotony of daily life to do something a little different. It's not major events. . .just small simple experiences like reading a book that I typically would not read, watch a show that I never watched, listen to a genre of music that I don't typically like to listen to, etc., etc. . . you know, something different or new.

This is a 10x10 book/album. The papers inside are thick and unlike regular scrapbooks there's no protective sheets, just paper. I decided to go this route instead rather than creating a mini album. There's 40 pages to this book so I can add about 160 - 180 entries. I bought two of these books therefore it'll cover me for the whole year.

Here is my journaling and pictures of my "daily Experiences". Nothing fancy. Initially, I was going to create pretty layouts and journaling for each day like you would a scrapbook album but okay, that's a bit ambitious I have to admit. I can't even create a regular scrapbook layout once a week. It was a great idea but I don't think I would be able to journal on a daily basis if I go that route.

Instead, I simplified it a bit. Because I have tons of scraps, I figured I could just slap on a few of them on a page, leave a space for journaling and add my pictures. That's it. Nothing fancy. Okay. . .I can keep up with this concept and it's a great way to reduce my scrap pile! Whoohoo!

I can't add embellishments or anything like that because I have to write on the front and back of each page, therefore the pages can't be bulky and I can't have the book so fat that it won't close properly. Well. . .hopefully, I'll stick with it and it'll be fun to look back at the end of year and see all the new and different things I've experienced this year!

Hope y'all are having a wonderful day!!


Tracy.H said...

YOu did a great job on the journal, Maria. It is such a cool idea. :0)

Jen Young (Pearl City, HI) said...

what an awesome idea girl! love it!!


pescbrico said...

You are good! Sticking to your resolutions! :)

malieta said...

Your albums are adorable Maria!

Brigitte from Australia said...

Well, the outside might be simple but the inside...oh myyy, simply beautiful !!

Melissa M. M. M. said...

Stunning! LOVE the bright green; it's so vivacious! :0) Mel

Angel Wilde said...

WOW! I love this journal. I love quotes too and will have to add this one to my favorites!!