Lots of you have been in touch to tell me how much you enjoyed the 'joy of journaling' post I shared a couple of weeks ago and some of you have also asked if I'd post some images to show how I set up my journal every month.
My daughter very kindly shared her planning with me and I have used that as my base adding, a couple of extra pages as I've gone along. The most important thing I've realised, is not to stress about any mistakes and don't expect it to look perfect.
Enjoy creating your journal and then using it!
This is how I set mine up -
The first double page spread introduces the month
I'm rubbish at drawing, so I cut out and paste in images that represent the month to me and then add some washi tape for decoration and a couple of quotes
The next two pages are dedicated to a monthly calendar where I can write in birthdays, events, appointments etc
After that, I have two pages where I record nature notes. As you know, green things growing, birdsong, nature and the seasons are very important to me and I like to keep a record of what I've seen and heard
Next are the weekly pages which I use as more of a diary. I like to put seven days on each double page, but you can organise yours in any way that works best for you