One Line A Day: A Five-Year Memory Book
10th March 2016
Last month I picked up the One Line A Day journal. Growing up I always started the new year with a new diary and all the motivation that comes with it.
“I am going to write in this every single day this year. Promise.”
Then it would get to February and I’d lose interest.
When I look back at these diaries and find that some days all I wrote was “Went to school. It was boring.” I feel annoyed with myself for not writing more so that I can remember exactly what happened that day. It might have been a boring day at school but I bet something interesting, even something small, happened.
I think the problem was that if I didn’t have a lot to write then I felt like I was failing, which is why I would eventually just give up.
The One Line A Day journal eliminates this issue as you don’t have to write a lot.
Each page features one date and 5 section; 5 sections for 5 years. For each section there is a space to write the year and 5 lines, so technically it’s 5 Lines A Day. There isn’t a great deal of line spacing so you do need small handwriting.
The idea is that you right just one or two sentence each day for 5 years. It’s perfect for people like me who aren’t great with words, don’t have a lot of free time on their hands but want to keep a daily record of their lives.
So, when the 4th of March 2017 rolls around I can look at my journal and know exactly what I was doing a year ago on that day (which was handing in the keys to my flat).
I also love the challenge it brings with it; not just writing in it every day but also learning to compress an entire day into just a few short sentences. I’m definetly one of those point who takes years to get to the point.
I really hope I can keep up with it until 2021, when I’m 27 (WHAT?!!!) so that I can continue to look back and remember the last 5 years of my life.
Do you keep a diary or journal? Have you tried out One Line A Day?