Happy new year, let’s start 2021 with an easy project that will be a fun one to look back on. I was inspired to create a memory journal by my memory jar which I started during my second year of college. A memory jar is where you write memories onto small pieces of paper and put them in a jar. At the end of the year you open the jar and read all of the memories. I enjoyed reading all of the memories I had written over the past year, but since they were on small pieces of paper in no order it was harder to collect them and keep them for the future.
I received a journal as a gift on my birthday and I decided to document the ups and downs as they occurred in my life. I couldn’t believe I had done it for 3 years already and 2021 will be my fourth year. It’s been a journey, but it’s really cool going back to the beginning to reminisce the memories I wrote down four years ago when I started my memory journal. I have all of my memories for the years 2017-2021 in the same journal because I haven’t run out of pages yet. I start with one page for the current month and continue to add pages for the same month if needed. Then once the month is done, I move onto the next month. I decorated a few of the pages in the beginning, but don’t do so much anymore because I have multiple journals that I write in continuously.
This journal was intended to be brief and full of moments I would remember. I have the full details documented in another journal. I think it would be great to keep so I could share the memories with my kids and family some day. They can ask me about the memories I wrote down all those years ago, and we can have conversations about those moments in my life.
It doesn’t have to be anything fancy just a couple of words, you can add specific dates if you’d like. Personally, I didn’t add dates because I fill out my journal once a month with all of the most memorable things that happened for the month. Then I move onto the next month and so on and so forth. I’ve been using the same format and it’s been working really well for me.
Hope you enjoy your memory journal.