This month Random Journal Day falls on Easter Weekend…which means to say it is EXTRA special. Actually it means that everyone is probably really super busy. As for me, I am joining in with a different sort of post for this particular occasion.
For Christmas, I treated myself to a beautiful journal that I am just about finished filling as of Easter Sunday. I started writing in it on January 2nd and will be making my last entry this weekend. It is filled to the brim with words, memories, mementos and all sorts of ephemera. It has been loved well and will join many friends in the archives waiting on the bookshelves designated for my treasured journals.
I often look for journal bargains, but every once in awhile I splurge on a special journal. This journal caught my eye and I almost bought it, but decided to wait since the cost was more than I like to spend on journals. I write with such frequency that expensive journals could potentially drain the budget. Especially since I also enjoy other stationary items and writing instruments. You could say I have a passion for paper- of all kinds. But most of you already know that about me.
I have to say carrying this journal around for the past 3 months has been wonderful. Having such a beautiful journal truly makes journal writing feel special. I confess it did nothing for my neatness, I tend to get very scribbly in my journals most days. Not always, but often. Since my journal is my place for me to just BE. I be, however I want to be.
The way I write is a continuum which makes finding entries difficult, especially with the generous amount of pages that this journal holds. Recently I have made a valiant effort to mark out poems, events and notes I wanted to get back to with little tabs. This proved to be helpful as I often scribble out a poem or post and work on or edit it at a later date than the original writing.
Well, I just had to share this beauty with my fellow journal lovers and also remind you to treat yourself and your writing to a special gift – you will find yourself feeling inspired. My writing times have been especially rich and enjoyable with this lovely leather journal. I already have two more of them in my Barnes & Noble cart online for the right coupons sales timing. I really did love the quality of the paper and the durablity of this journal so much that I wrote a review! Please know, I am not being compensated in any way for these opinions, I just really wanted to share how much I have enjoyed this quality product. I would often stare at the leather journals every time I went to Barnes & Noble but not buy them as I felt the cost was a bit much for my budget. No regrets.
Meanwhile, here is my offering for RJD. I wrote a poem in my journal during my morning quiet time on Good Friday (below) . I thought I would just go ahead and share it here this weekend. I also put it up on the Blog (edited) yesterday if you’d like to see how it looks after editing. Check out the edited version Your Glory Be (Meditation of the Redeemed)
The Violet Peony Journal is available @ Barnes & Noble. You can also read my review there.
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