I received a Journal 10 to evaluate it in my own home and collect information for this review. No monetary compensation was received and a positive review was not required. As with all Busy-at-Home reviews, the views and opinions expressed are wholly my own and based on my personal experience with the product.
I am probably the worst recorder of events and life, EVER. Seriously. I HAD baby books for all our children, but with the exception of the first few pages of the first child’s book, most of them are void of any recorded information. I did stuff cards and a few photos into each of them, but even those are just loose inside the pages. I have started about nine thousand, four-hundred and eighty-seven journals over the course of my life and even my photo albums testify to my ineptitude as a chronicler of life events. I’m just no good at it, though I always have the best of intentions. I’m too distracted and engrossed in the life that is happening to remember to write down the life that has already happened. *sigh*
“Mom, what was my first word?” “Ummmm……mama?” “Mom, when did I take my first step? …lose my first tooth?” “Call Aunt Debi.” (My sister is NOT a failed chronicler. She still has calendars from the Reagan era and actually can tell my kids when they lost their first tooth. 🙂 She rocks!) Does it count if I remembered to tell them all to call my sister, who I knew would write it down, when great moments in life history occurred? Ok, probably not. *sigh, again*
I’m not sure what my mental block to journaling and recording events has been, but I think that Journal 10 may have a solution for me, and for any of you who are like me. (Please, tell me that some of you are like me. Don’t leave me hanging out here, on this extremely scatter-brained cliff, by myself. 🙂 ) Journal 10 makes keeping records and recording important moments, less intimidating. Plus, with ten years of entries, all in one journal, what a hoot it will be to look back and see a full decade of meaningful moments recorded in your own handwriting. That’s right, ten years, in one book! Which means, you don’t look like a dork only writing one sentence on a huge blank page. There’s only one page for ten-years-worth of June 22’s or November 13’s. One or two sentences in, each year, is all there is room for. I can DO this! The journal is well-made, leather bound and has a ribbon bookmark attached.
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In a comment on this post, tell me whether you are an epic chronicler or a failed recorder of history, like me. Also, tell me your favorite thing about the Journal 10. After you comment, register your entry with the Rafflecopter form. Good luck!
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