23 Nov 2012

looking back at journal and diary pages

Do you keep a journal? Did Ray's Journalling School inspire you to? And what do you do with old diaries/diary inserts? I'm such a hoarder that I keep them all. I have stored away my 2007-2009 ones so the only pictures present in this post are 2010, 2011 and this year's.

For those of you that do keep a journal or your old inserts/diaries, do you ever look back at them? I recently read my journal that I've kept since I was 14 (right from the start!) and it inspired me to write this post. It opens your eyes to what's changed, how you've personally changed and also reminds you of good times had during those years.

To round off this post, I include my diary pages for the 23rd of November, but from various years and also from this year. Why not? It's always intriguing to see how things have changed.



2012 - this year! A blank week as it has yet to be filled in.
Obviously, 2010 and 2011 will have been busier as I was at university back then, but this week, I am recovering from a surgery so it is visibly blanker :)

Have I inspired you to look back at your diaries from previous years?


  1. You played a lot of squash in 2011 hehe

    I have always been interested in trying squash since i used to play when i was 7-10 in primary school once a week and really enjoyed it!!! :)

    But I am rubbish at tennis!!!!

    I Have not kept any diaries at all :( hence why I am going to stick in one diary for 2013, I have also binned all my 2012 diary so far!!! :( xxx

    1. I really miss squash! It was really good as a stress reliever ;) gonna try and get back into it once I can play sport again. It doesn't matter if you're rubbish though, the more you play, the better you will get and as long as you enjoy it, you should do it. I'm rubbish at tennis too but am ok at squash so maybe you'll be the same? :)

      It's not too late to start now! :) but if you feel it is too much clutter, then it's not a bad thing to throw away old diaries too x

  2. I have that snowflake tape, its so pretty!

  3. Ooh wow, different years and such different styles! And different binders too (I flicked back through the archives a bit *_*), I'm insanely jealous of your jade green finchley when you had it, such a lovely colour!

    1. Hehe, yup, I think my organisational style has definitely evolved. I found a diary I had from 2007-2008 yesterday and oh my, it was like travelling back in a time machine ha. I had to send the Jade Green Finchley back unfortunately, due to the leather quality not being that great :( x