2016 Journal Journey – My Visual Journal

If you are following my instagram feed, I began journaling late April this year. At first, it was an experiment if I can keep up documenting the things that happened in one day. To be honest, at that time, I was so inspired by Abbey Sy and her artworks.

Six months after, I am still journaling, but now in multiple notebooks for different purposes.

Below are the journals that I use.

  1. My Visual Journal – This is my everyday journal, where I dump all daily experiences (mostly at work and hobbies) and I lay it out in a page dedicated to that day.
  2. My “Kalats” Journal – This is where I do the journaling with the photos, stickers, washi tapes, and magazine cuttings or ephemera.
  3. My Personal Diary – This notebook is where I put out my deepest thoughts and emotions, especially when I feel extremely happy or sad.

And in this blog post, I will show some of the snippets that I had for my visual journal.

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So far, I have two notebooks for my visual journal. The first one (the one with Silver Fox text) Has around 80 pages, so I was able to fill it out for five months. The current one I’m using is a cheap blank notebook I found at National Bookstore.

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Above are some of the pages I did on my first visual journal. The inside pages of this notebook is lined, so I was able to plot my layouts for the pages easily. However, I wanted to try other layouts that are more flexible and different.

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Here are a few of my entries on my new (cheaper. lol) journal. It is a bit wider, around A6 size, so I am happy to write my journal entries here. Also, the entries have more variety, because it depends on how I want to write it on.

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As I said in the introduction, I use this visual journal daily. It is a struggle to find time to write my entries, but it is a very therapeutic and enjoyable thing especially writing and recalling things before sleep. I strongly encourage everyone to write on journals or diaries, too!

Thanks for reading this post about my visual journal. Let me know how you write on your journals/diaries. I’d be happy to share ideas!

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