I buy things for a living, and I come across so many items I want for myself. It can be hard to practice restraint! And sometimes I just want to road test all of the things I blog about. Through the years, I've landed several finds that I dub my "no regrets" purchases: pieces that prove their worth and become forever favorites.
The first I want to share with you is the "Q&A a Day" journal. It asks you a different question every day of the year, with a few lines to write your answer each year over 5 years. The questions can be silly (when was the last time you ordered takeout?) to serious (what makes you miserable?). I cannot recommend this journal enough. It's affordable, attractive, and easy to use. There are a few variations out now like "for moms" or "for couples" but I prefer the simple original version. It's fascinating to look back over 5 years of your life and see how you answers change (or don't change!). I think it's so much easier to track your memories this way than trying to regularly use a blank journal. With the Q&A a Day, the questions are prompted for you and you only have to write a few lines, yet the end result is really insightful and thought-provoking.
I'll be honest, there are a lot of blanks in my first journal. I'm not too hard on myself about it though -- it's an accurate reflection of my personality and my life at the time. However, I want to commit to using it daily in the future. I debated just filling in the blanks of my old journal, but I think I want to start over with a fresh new one and watch the next 5 years unfold. Will you join me?