Thursday, February 21, 2013

Line-A-Day Five-Year Journal - Free Download!

I started keeping a Line-A-Day journal last year.  The idea is to use a book like this and write just one line (or a few sentences) each day.  With five years on each page, at the end it's fun to look back and see how things have changed.  At first, I just started an email draft and wrote a sentence about each day.  Initially my plan was to buy a book and write in what I had recorded so far.  But I put it off and put it off and eventually realized that I actually prefer to keep it digital.  It's handy for me to be able to search the document to find where I mentioned something or when something happened.  But I really liked the format of the books, so I formatted a word document for me to keep track of my journaling and print out at the end of 5 years.

And I know we're two months into the year (already!), but I finally got a 2013 version formatted and available for download! If you're like me, you have facebook, emails, blog posts, and pictures to help you fill in some info for the days missed.  And if not, there's no harm in starting today anyway.  Except to your OCD.

download here

There are a few things you need to do to use the document.  First, you need to download the fonts that I used.  They are afta serif and duality.  If you're not sure how to install fonts, there's a great tutorial right here at The Shabby Creek Cottage.  The word document is locked for editing except for adding your name and your daily entries.  But I didn't password protect it, so if you're Word savvy and want to change the fonts, you're more than welcome.  I will warn you that the way I formatted the dates might cause a headache if you try to make changes, so attempt that at your own risk.  

Edited to add:  If you're not familiar with the concept, there's not a lot of information on here to get excited about.  So here's a screenshot of a sample page of the journal.  I hope that helps clear up some confusion.

Thanks for reading!  I'm so excited to share this with you, and I hope some of you get a lot of use out of it.  If you download and use this, I'd love to hear from you!

I'm linking up at these crafty parties.

NOTE:  This document is for personal use only!  
And if you'd like to mention this on your blog, 
please link directly to this post rather than to the 
download link. Thanks!


  1. My hubby's grandmother kept a journal like this and it was so fun to look through it! Thanks for sharing!!

  2. I love this journal! have been using my hard copy for about 2 years and I love reading back over what I was up to... good to see God's faithfulness through the years!

  3. You're all so welcome! Thanks for taking the time to comment! Liberty, it's true, and I like that when I focus on the main event for a day, it's almost always the good things. Then the rough days fade rather than being a focus.

  4. This is a wonderful idea!!Thank you for the download. I linked up right after you on We Are THAT Family. Hope you had a wonderful day?

  5. Amazing idea! thanks for sharing on Craft Schooling Sunday!

  6. I am anxious to do this. I will start today. Such a great idea I just had to feature it tonight on this week's Motivated Monday at BeColorful. Thanks for sharing.

  7. So terrific, Kelli . Thank you.