First, I’ve always loved the idea of journalling. I just like the word ‘journal’, whether it’s just like writing in a diary or keeping a reading journal. Though I have two reading journals, I have yet to write anything in them yet!
Anyway, back to this Q and A a Day: 5-Year Journal (Potter Style), which I bought from Amazon at USD11.55 (MYR35.31) in February this year. What intrigued me about this journal is that it is filled with different questions for each day of the year and that you can answer the particular question for that particular day for the next five years! Isn’t that interesting???
Here are some examples of the questions for a day:
March 1 – How could today have been better?
March 2 – Salty or sweet?
April 1 – Who are you fooling?
June 14 – Did you exercise today?
July 4 – ______ is funny.
August 28 – How would you describe your victory dance?
Yup, that and other mind-boggling questions which you might or might not need to crack your heads over the answers. After five years or less, you can already start comparing how your answers have changed or evolved, as long as you are consistent in writing them down in the journal.
It is a sturdy little brown, hardcover book with gilded edges and thick, good quality pages in it. On each page, there is the date and the day’s question at the top. For the answers, you can fill in the year (eg: 20__) with four lines provided for you to write in. If you have large handwriting and if you have a very long answer, you’ve got to cut it short to fit in the lines.
I have no complaints about this journal except that I think it could have come with a ribbon to be a bookmark. Other than that, this beautiful little book is definitely a keeper! Looking forward to reading and laughing over my answers in the future!