I have been making my own journals in the last year, small enough to pop into my little carry around bag (small enought to forget too if I don't commit to using it )
They are a wee bit on the smallish side. about 40 pages. A lot gets put down in them and easy to forgot what I do actually jot down and to even see it in low lighting. SO here is what I do, am in the process of doing right now
I enter things sequentially (instead of the way i used to do it by just opening it up where there was a place to write and jotting down a fiddle tune whilst looking in the dark at a Port Tavern session).
I am going through my last journal and pulling out the bits that need to be transferred into the new one: things like lists of jigs and reels I am working on, the names of the animals I plan to make into softies (small 6 inch stuffed wool handpainted things I make), Wall fluffers (new things I am making...same as softies only made with paper, both stuffed with wool)...and so on.
It's all very exciting.
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