Saturday, January 18, 2014

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

I started keeping a Line-A-Day journal in 2012.  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 (I confess) correct spelling errors etc as I reread.  But since I really liked the format of the books, I created a word document for me to keep track of my journaling and then print out at the end of 5 years.

I shared a document last year that spanned 2013 - 2017, but I didn't get it posted on my blog until the end of February, so this year I wanted to share the 2014 - 2018 version with plenty of time to psych yourselves up for it and get started promptly on January 1.  Of course that didn't happen either, but 2 1/2 weeks in isn't too terrible.  :)

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.  

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!

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 comment:

  1. Thanks for sharing! I never ended up using the one from last year, so I'm pretty stoked to do this starting this year. :)