You’re an adult now. It’s time to stop jotting things down on receipts and scraps of paper you found in your junk drawer. Whether you’re a writer who always needs a notebook handy, a dreamer who finds inspiration in everyday life or just your average on-the-move guy or gal, your daily musings and messages deserve to live in a real journal (and no, stacks of napkins do not count). We found 10 awesome journals with statements of their own to help you get organized, and may even inspire you to clean out that junk drawer. Click through the gallery to check ‘em out!
It’s the new year, so that means it’s time to get your life in order. Really! And we think you can do it with the help of a planner. Whether you write things down in an online calendar, or go more old school, having a daily planner will ensure you never miss another important date — or dentist appointment — again. Keep reading »
For big dreamers, or those who want to remember their dreams, the first step is a proper journal kept by the bedside. This ruled moleskin journal with original cover art is a perfect place to record all the crazy goings on while you sleep. Or, if you prefer, use it write down you hopes sand dreams while you’re awake. The perfect gift for someone you love or … yourself. [$12, Etsy]
I am a very, very occasional journaler, mostly because I cannot deal with the pressure I feel to come up with a witty or wise way to summarize my life and day. But this Sentence-a-Day journal thing? I could do that! It’s an easy, low-intensity way to keep your memories in check. Concise and compact, I love the idea of being able to cycle through an entire half-decade’s worth of brief entries at the end.
In honor of Dear Diary Day, brave Frisky staffers share their most mortifying diary entries. Share yours in the comments. We promise not to laugh.
This is from Sept. 29, 2006. I was 22 years old, working as a newspaper reporter in Connecticut, and I was in love with a 37-year-old man. He worked at the magazine I had interned at the year before and had become a mentor. Names have been changed to protect the guilty.
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Don Draper — alpha male, top ad guy and … diary writer? We never imagined that Don Draper would do anything as sissified as keeping a journal, and yet, on last night’s episode of “Mad Men,” he did just that. I guess he and Angela Chase and Doogie Howser have something in common.
We’ve unearthed a few secret entries from Draper’s most private pages, and are sharing them with you after the jump. Keep reading »