I do have an actual journal. There are one and a bit volumes of it. I’m about two thirds of the way through the second volume. It’s taken me quite a while to get here. The first volume was started on May 29th 2014. I have had a couple of goes at keeping a diary, but they have never been good, I start out with good intent, but fail after only a couple of days. The journal was different. I didn’t do it every day, only when I felt the urge to write. In places it can be a little bit repettetive. I think it hides a deeper frustration that exists today – what to write.
Even today, there are times when i re-cover what I was writing about. But having a paper journal is also a useful record of things like the details for a move for example, or monitoring stress. On the other hand, there is a fairly detailed amount of planning for a model railway. there ‘s even a. track plan and the start of a parts list.
Then there is the amateur radio side of things. In February 2015, I was thinkning of buying a radio scanner. I did a bit of research and came to a conclusion. It’s all recorded there, and every so often it is nice to look back.
Now, tthere is one area where I have been a bit fussy. The books I use for journalling – in this case I’m using a Moleskin notebooks, 13x21cm, they really are quite good quality and a pleasure to use.