Keep a 5 Year Journal – Progress to Date and Prompts for September

This is the eighth installment of: “Keep a 5 year Journal.” At midmonth, Tami shares her progress and the list of questions for the upcoming month. Click here to see all 12 months.

by Tami Taylor

I’m over half way through the first year (I promise it’s the hardest year the rest is smooth sailing!) – and what are my thoughts?

To be honest, I would have done a few things differently.  First, I wish I had printed and cut the questions and then adhered them to cards.  I’m tired of writing cards. I also think it would have been cool to run the index cards through my printer – printing the question on the top, answering underneath and I could have just decorated the back without worry about fitting a question or what color the paper was.

However, if I had done any of these things I would have missed out on an opportunity to find out what awesome friends I have.  I’ve been really sick this last two-week period so I was behind on cards, and last night my friends invited me over for a crop.  All I took was this project to work on.  My hopes were to get caught up and maybe write a few extra questions ahead.  When I got there my friends offered to help and I passed out cards and month sheets and dug in.  It was a really great moment to realize how awesome my friends are.  If you’re feeling a little stuck, ask a friend to help. It’s fun and you can probably get away with paying them in cupcakes. I did.

Each month I ask you to share how you’re keeping your 5 Year Journal.  This month I was given a ‘heads-up’ to a blog by Gail Wheatley.  More specifically this post where she is implementing a 5 Year Journal into her Filofax love. I don’t know how many planners Gail has, but I know I’m jealous and love the ideas she’s sharing. Her blog is new, and it’s very exciting to see where she’s going.

365 Questions – September

365 Questions – August can be found here

365 Questions – July can be found here

365 Questions – June can be found here

365 Questions – May can be found here

365 Questions – April can be found here

365 Questions – March can be found here

365 Questions for January & February can be found here

If you decide to keep a five year journal, or are already keeping one and would like to be featured in an upcoming month, please contact me.  I’d love to share what everyone is doing.

Tami Taylor writes for Get It Scrapped!, teaches at Masterful Scrapbook Design and previously owned Creative Passion To learn more about Tami check out her blog, The Taylor Life.

13 Responses to Keep a 5 Year Journal – Progress to Date and Prompts for September

  1. Sue August 21, 2012 at 7:06 pm #

    Tami – I love your project thanks for all your hard work on it. I am using a notebook with just enough pages to have room for two per page. I didn’t start until mid-May but I am okay with that.

    Do you use OhLife? Wouldn’t it be great if we could get these questioned emailed to us each day? I know I could type the question with my response but I am too lazy to do that. LOL

  2. elisa August 25, 2012 at 1:05 am #

    Glad I found this! Perfect add-on to my PL! Thank you! *bookmarked*

  3. Sandi McMillin August 25, 2012 at 10:53 am #

    Thank you for the prompts each month. I discovered you in March and have been faithfully recording responses. Some are truly hard and others make me smile!

  4. Vicky September 7, 2012 at 6:26 pm #

    Thanks for this idea! I found this link on Pinterest and am adding you to my blog list on my site as well, I’m going to start my journal this month once I figure out how/what I’m going to do, but I do have a journal in mind… :)

  5. Gail September 19, 2012 at 1:20 pm #

    Where is October, I can’t seem to find it!

  6. Silvia September 19, 2012 at 4:07 pm #

    Loving the idea of making this journal, waiting for the 365 questions for october. Thank you very much ;)

  7. Whitney December 28, 2012 at 6:59 pm #

    Where would I be able to find November and December? I know it’s a ways away…but I’d like to have all 12 months. :)

  8. cassandra smith October 4, 2013 at 8:48 am #

    I know that this says 5 year journal but there are only 365 days worth of questions correct?


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