From afar, I’ve been a desperate lifetime admirer of daily journal keepers.
It’s not that I’m lazy—but I always end up staring at blank pages or I simply forget to write the tribulations of the day (or that angry venting session). Naturally, I can never decide what to write and I end up closing the book in defeat.
Afterwards, I feel a shameful neglect whenever I locate those delightfully, beautiful, inviting journals that I’d purchased at the beginning of every year—which by mid-summer, are full of blank, crisp pages. They have piled up, as I’m a lifelong stationery addict and hoarder. I couldn’t bear the misery of throwing the journals away any longer, so I finally stopped this ludicrous cycle.
A few weeks ago, I was in my favorite bookstore in SOHO and I came across this darling of a journal by Keel’s Simple Diary in an assortment of beguilingly delicious colors. The questionnaire of the day is hilariously witty. The charming, random questions are something to reflect on in a non-invasive way and there is no room to ramble on—genius.
The best part of the journal, for me, is that you can make entries whenever you want—at least in volume one and two. I’m still in awe of the pure cleverness of those daily questions.
The Simple Diary is stationery-candy delicious and a perfect gift for everyone.