I am finally ready to share my new way of journaling :)
There is a Japanese way of planning or journaling called Hobonichi.
In order to purchase one of these planners, you need to order it from Japan.
But there are many clever and creative people on YouTube who have come up with a way to do this type of journaling by creating your own journal/planner.
And wait for it…they call it a Fauxbonichi…..how clever :)
One of the main components of this type of journal is to use a journal with grid paper.
Another component is to have a header.
Lets start with the grid paper.
I was gifted this journal a couple of years ago and thought it would be perfect, as I wanted do a trial run.
It is a Moleskine grid journal.
Some of the pages were removed, but I still got 2 months in here to try it out.
See the washi tape on the edges?
I taped two pages together as I was tired of trying to figure out which pens or markers wouldn't bleed through.
The header usually has the date, month, day of the week and the moon phase.
I didn't put in the moon phase because 1, the moon phase doesn't really interest me, and 2 I know if I didn't keep up with the moon phases, I wouldn't journal, as I would feel the need to have that part documented before journaling.
I may add the weather or temperature or my steps I took for that day…not exactly sure.
Plus now that my trial journal is almost complete…I can use the journal that most of the Fauxbonichi people have been using.
I am a bit nervous for using the new journal as it is smaller than the one I am using now. I have big primary writing, so we will see how it goes.
I have always journaled and share a few of them in my video.
Thats right, I made a video for your pleasure ;)
If you would rather watch my video on my YouTube channel, click on the link "Tracy's Treasures"
I am really enjoying this journal.
Most not only journal but also draw about their day.
Me, I tried the drawing, I am more into using stamps and photos :)
There is so much more I could share about this journal, but my video explains so much more.
I hope you all had a Creative Tuesday :)