Thursday, October 21, 2010


You know what they say about that funny ol' thing called hindsight... and sometimes when we're in the midst of life, it would be wonderful to flash forward and know that everything is going to work out just the way it's supposed to.

Well, it will of course, we're all on a different journey and we're all here to learn different things.  Keeping an open heart and being mindful and kind to yourself during life's trials is the key to coming out the other side with grounded strength and wisdom and don't we all want to grow gracefully?
In keeping with the notion, 'the only way to see how far you've come is to remember where you've been', I found this wonderful journal that allows you to easily keep track of the dailies of your life for five years {find here}.
This cute lil space allows you to write a line about your day, everyday.
Clear, concise highs, lows and happenings without the overwhelming task of daily detailed journaling.
When I think about how much my life has changed in 5 years, it's reassuring for me in this time of transition to be reminded of just how far I've already come and how strong I really am...I just have to keep on trucking!

I think I can, I think I can, I think I can...I know I can :)

xo {feeling extra cheesy today} tash


  1. I think I remember seeing these journals when I was young and in college. How interesting it would be to have records of that time til now. But I think of Blogging as kind of my daily journal. I admit I like to go back and re-read old entries sometimes.

    xx Vivian @

  2. I like this idea a lot... and it avoids the pressure of staring at a full blank page. I think I could actually keep that up : )

  3. I don't think it's cheesy at all. And the book is not so overwhelming that one would feel guilty not writing a ton. Very cool.

    Hope you're feeling better!


  4. That journal sounds so divine, but since I (try) to live without agenda, my diary has been blank for sometime :), it's food for thought though, let me ponder if I should the journal or not :))

  5. I've been meaning to keep a journal. My mother has done it for years and years. I think it's a great idea to keep track of ones life.
    I really need to start ... Thanks for the reminder!


  6. I love it! Thanks for sharing!

    Hope you are feeling better and glad you are back! I love your blog :)

    Take care,

    Nadia, xo

  7. I like this! I am gonna get myself one. The idea is marvelous. Hope you are feeling better and 'chirpy' again :)

  8. I'm all for looking back. You can learn sooooo much that way. Hindsight truly is 20/20!



  9. Oh wow, that's a piece of work! 5 years!
    Hindsight is a funny ole thing - it's so important to grow as a person and even be a better person, i so believe in self improvement.

    It's a long time, but this journal with be 0oozing with memories!
    Hope you're back on fine form darlinka!

  10. nothing cheesy about it lady, we all wish we could look ahead and get some thumbs up that we're on the right path!

  11. the journal looks adorable!
    and it is great to record the live for 5years
    lotsa things can change and it is just great to reread them later on
    i cant live without a journal because im so forgetful lol. i need to note appointments and stuffs


  12. That journal sounds amazing (especially because I am usually lazy when it comes to journal writing).
    Have a lovely weekend!!!

  13. I'm sure you can! This is really nice idea, a micro-diary, so you don't lose the daily grains of life, but as you say aren't overwhelmed. Actually I feel the blog sometimes serves this role. It's true things that are diary worthy and blog-worthy are different, but I installed the "view random post from the past" button on my blog main from myself -- just to see what I was up to or thinking about in the past... xo bb

  14. I think I can, too! I love the idea of keeping track of each day for five years-a wonderful way to see your progress!

  15. You can do it and so can I! Wow, my life has changed a lot in the last 5 years. I went from living in Kansas to moving to Chicago all by myself, to never having had a serious boyfriend to having one and now to being married! Funny how it can change so fast! Have a great weekend, your post was really motivating so I'm going to go and have the greatest weekend I can!

  16. I've seen these 5 year journals before and I think they would be such fun to look back through... I'm now sending the handsome hubby the link in your post. Maybe he, er Santa, will bring me one to start in 2011!!

    Leaving the House in THIS?!?!

  17. I think this is just perfect - a great way to keep journaling without the pressure.



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