100 Word Challenge: Diary

Been doing this bullet journal thing for about six months now, and am actually surprised I’ve kept up with it this long. I’ve tried journaling before and I was woefully inattentive to it, this just clicked with me. It’s gone through many variations, morphing from single page – single day, to a weekly double-page layout, to it’s current configuration of a monthly chore wheel with single-page weeklong layouts to track other tasks and events.

I went from a paperback dot graph composition notebook, to a hardcover dedicated journal. This newest version has an official Key and index pages, a page for books-read (even tried to draw a bookcase with books), a graphic for birthdays and anniversaries, a page for tracking finances, and a page just for listing things that make me happy. I kinda love this format, but it will probably change again… much like how often I change the theme on this page.

Then…. last month I remembered I have a Polaroid Zip Printer! The pix are 2x3inches and fit perfectly into my current journal layout. Photos! How cool is that?

“He started keeping a journal – had been, in fact, secretly doing so for some time: the furtive act of a deranged person.” ~ Philip K. Dick, VALIS

This week’s word is:

Diary

What to do:

Using “diary” for inspiration, write 100 Words – 100 exactly – no more, no less. You can either use the word – or any form of the word – as one of your 100, or it can be implied. Include a link in your post back here, and add your story to the Mister Linky list. If you don’t have a blog, you can leave your submission in the comment section, or as a Facebook status post. Remember to keep spreading the love with supportive comments for your fellow Wordsters.

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I believe all good fiction includes an element of truth, and all good photography includes an element of fantasy. In this journal I hope to give voice to the stories swirling around in my head, and to capture the images I see through my camera’s lens.

16 thoughts on “100 Word Challenge: Diary

  1. Your journal looks amazing. So colorful and loaded with information and plans.
    Here is my entry for this week. Thanks!

    DIARY
    Pink faux leather it was 4 by 8 inches with an embossed picture – a girl with a pony tail and a strap from the back to a metal lock on the front. Hung from a little loop two little keys for keeping it private.

    She squealed when she opened the package. She had been begging for a diary! Here she could write out her deepest thoughts and all of her dreams and hopes.

    That night she began… “Dear Diary, Mom got you for me. Today I begin the story of my life. I know my secrets are safe with you.”

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  2. Lord, I do not need another thing that allows me to be obsessed over office supplies. You are so creative and your page is a work of art as well as an outstanding method of staying on task. I wish I could find something, anything, that helped me to be more consistent.

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    1. The great thing about bullet journals is that there is no right or wrong. You can do whatever you want with it. I needed to create some sort of system to keep track of household chores, finances, and my writing projects. Just play around with formats and templates, have fun with it.

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      1. I’ve sort of got to grips with them Tara, it’s good, because as you say, you can adapt them to your own use 🙂 I think the idea is brilliant, especially as it involves using the good old pen and paper, rather than the dreaded pc!! 🙂

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  3. Congratulations on sticking to your bullet journal for so long! I’ve only using mine for a few months, but I love it . . . and I think part of the reason it’s so great is that you can change your layout and contents whenever you like 🙂 xx

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