2017 is slowly coming to an end. In less than three weeks we will say goodbye to the last year and will welcome 2018. It is time to look back on the last twelve month and maybe look forward to what is coming next. Now is the time to set our new years resolutions and most important, it is the perfect time to journal and record this whole process. Here are 6 journaling prompts to get you started with journaling about the last and upcoming year.
It doesn’t matter what you do with these prompts. You could try to draw, you could write a long text or just create a simple list. Do whatever makes you happy and don’t compare yourself to others because journaling is about you and nobody else.
In 2017 I…
Create a list of things you did in 2017. Think about the places you have been to, goals you have achieved and things you did. Take the good memories with you and leave the bad memories behind.
In 2018 I will…
Create a list of things you will do in 2018. Set yourself goals and think about things that will happen for sure. For example, in 2018 I will turn 19 and graduate and I want to move out and go to university. Get yourself excited about what will come next.
At the beginning of 2017 I…
Think about who you were twelve months ago. What did you dream of? What where you planning to do? What has changed in the last twelve months? Evaluate the good and the bad changes and maybe draw a conclusion for the coming year.
In the end of 2018, I want to…
Think about who you want to be in twelve months. Think about your personality, how you want to feel, people you want to have around you… Create a picture of who and where you want to be in December next year.
Things that changed in 2017
Create a list of things that changed during the last year. Did you change? Did any circumstances change? Your friends?
Write a letter to your future self.
I think it is a great idea to write a letter to your future self at the end of each year because one day you can read through them and see how you have changed. You could also write a letter to 2017 or 2018 telling who you are now or who you want to become which goes along with the previous prompts
If you try out any of these prompts I would love to hear about how you liked them.
Another month has passed and I have filled another habit tracker. I can’t believe it’s already December. A lot of things are going to happen in the next couple of months and it is probably going to be exhausting. But back to November and what I did that month.
November sure was a productive month. Although I had to study a lot I picked up my writing and art journaling habit again. As you might have read I set myself the goal to start writing in my diary again and made a list of things to change in order to achieve that goal. Knowing that my habit did change drastically is very pleasing. I am also really happy with how much art journal pages I created.
In November I also managed to post more or less consistently on Instagram and worked more on my blog. I have so many Ideas of what I want to change and I still dream of opening my own Etsy shop.
Although I had to study a lot November turned out to be a really productive month and I love that. I love being productive and I wish I would have a lot more time to journal.
Recently I have been to “the fair of creative design” and I have found a lot of things I have fallen in love with. I really had to tell myself to take a step back and to really think about what I really want to buy otherwise I would have spent way more money than I already did. Because I love the things I bought so much I want to share them with you in a little haul. Let’s go!
1. Washi Tape
Of course, I had to get some Washi Tape. I love Washi Tape and I already own a lot of it but I just can’t resist buying more. Just like last time, I just couldn’t walk passed “table turns” booth and you can’t imagine how hard it was to choose between all the beautiful washi tapes there but in the end, I managed to narrow it down to eight tapes.
They had a lot of tapes I have seen on Instagram before or was sent some samples from some of my pen pals, just like the tape with the feather design. This particular tape also reminds me of my feather stickers from paperkumaco which I have been holding on to because I love them so much. The Graph paper-like and the mason jar tape I had seen on Instagram before and fell in love with and the other tapes where just too cute to leave them there
“Sommerabend” was definitely my favorite booth. They had the cutest stamps in various sizes and if I wouldn’t have spent so much money already I probably could have spent everything there. As far as I know, every single one of their stamps is their own design and they had a lot of stamps. In the end, I only bought two small stamps, a black ink pad and two really cute pieces of cardstock similar to my stamps. I am definitely planning to order some more stamps from their website after Christmas.
I also bought three patches at a booth called “megamooi”. I have recently seen a YouTube video where someone decorated the cover of their journal with a patch and I thought it was super cute. Since the patches were pretty cheap and they had a tone of cute designs I decided to buy some myself to decorate my next journal.
4. Embossing starter set
In one of my recent posts, I wrote that I want to get into embossing and I found the perfect starter set for embossing, a brush pen to use for embossing and a heating tool. I am going to get the starter set and the heating tool Christmastmas and I can’t tell you how excited I am.
That is it for my haul today. Thank you so much for reading.