My profile description reads that I am a "keeper of many journals." This is true, but there is still only one main journal, the journal that gets written in every day, the journal that I turn to early in the mornings before the day has really begun and late at night before I go to bed. It is the journal that I turn to when I am upset or angry or sad, and I simply must get some words out on the page. This is that journal:
In appearance, it is plain and simple - a small, black-covered, unlined Quo Vadis Habana notebook. I never thought that I would be a "little black notebook" kind of person, but here it is. I write in it mainly with 0.3mm Pentel Slicci gel pens because they allow me to write very small letters. I use different colours to distinguish the daily entries from each other.
The entries in my journal are short - usually a paragraph, sometimes only a few lines, rarely an entire page. I mostly write about the weather (yes, my life really is that uneventful). For example, yesterday's entry began with, "A clear, cold, bright, cloudless morning. The sky is the palest of hazy blues at the horizon fading to deeper blue at the zenith. Robins singing." The entry concluded a few lines later with, "Fairly cool all day, and becoming slightly windy by evening." Entries may also include notes on how much studying I did (or did not) get done, whether I went grocery shopping or did laundry, whether I wrote any blog posts, etc.
I don't use this journal for stream-of-consciousness rants or poems (I have a different notebook for that), or for sketching (although the occasional sketch will appear in it). It is not an art journal, or a nature journal, or anything like that. It is simply a journal, a place to record the day-to-day happenings and thoughts of an ordinary life.
What is your journal like?