Journals and diaries – a thing of the past?

As I was cleaning the house today I noticed that up until last year (2010) I still used physical diary to take down my appointments and summarise important aspects of the day. I’ve been getting by this year on my smartphone’s calendar function alone. Considering that I bought my first smartphone in October last year, it makes sense that I had a 2010 diary.

So before deciding whether to shred it or not I had a quick look through it. What a year it was! It started off pretty poorly but ended on such a great note! I remember thinking at Christmas 2010: “I’m so pleased with what I’ve achieved this year, I don’t know how 2011 could match this”

I guess it was good to think that because 2011 definitely hasn’t disappointed. There are many things to be grateful for. Both in my personal and professional life. There’s no need to summarise them here but it’s been a grand year!

It was nice to go back through my diary. Nothing quite replaces the ability to flick through and find important notes that have gone down and left an impression on your life.