Do you ever stop to wonder how you got where you are? The Q&A a Day Journal shows you what was going through your head each day—for five years of your life. Simply turn to today’s date, answer the question at the top of the page, and when you finish the journal, start over. As you return to the daily questions again over the years, you’ll notice how your answers change (or don’t)! With questions that are sometimes provocative (“On a scale of one to ten, how happy are you?”), occasionally quirky (“What can you smell right now?”), and inevitably interesting (“If you could travel anywhere tomorrow, where would you go?”), this classically designed journal—embellished with beautiful details—is the perfect gift for anyone embarking on a new phase of life.
I would buy this book based on the cover. The book is very nice and classic. I always want this journal when I see it at the store. I don’t know why. I am a journal junkie. I buy them all the time, and then never fill them up. I was given this book for free from Blogging for Books in exchange for an honest review. The book has interesting questions like “What makes you miserable?” and “Who have you recently deleted from your contacts?” Seeing your answers from the year before, and seeing how you change each year will be thought-provoking, if nothing else. One of the good things about this book is how for each new question (one for each day) there is only enough space for a couple of sentences. This makes the journal less daunting to write in. I always have good intentions when I get a new journal. (No seriously I will write in this one. I will write every day. This time I really will, I swear, etc.) I have several journals (see above about excessive journal purchasing) that have prompts but have several pages blank for each entry, or they don’t have prompts at all. I don’t write in them often because I feel like I need to fill up all the space. I know that is silly because no one is grading me or anything, but I don’t want to waste the prompt if I am unsure of what to write. With this journal that doesn’t happen. It’s a hard cover book, so I think it will last the 5 years of daily use that it says it will. The only thing I don’t like is that it does not have an attached ribbon bookmark so that you can find the current day easily. Most journals have this, and it would be very convenient to have this added. The small size makes it easy to slip into a bag so you can still write something down while you are traveling as well. I am going to leave it on my nightstand and write my answer each night. I can’t guarantee that I will actually use it all the time, but I think I will. (No seriously I will write in this one. I will write every day. This time I really will, I swear, etc.)
PS: Do you write in a journal every day? What do you think about having 1 journal for 5 years?