I received this Q&A a Day: 5 Year Journal in 2013, and I’ve been writing in it daily ever since.
When you receive this as a gift, it’s the kind of book where you’ll either use it daily or never open it. I’m so glad that I decided to use it because I now have little memories and questions that I have answered over and over again. Even though the 365 questions repeat every year, you get to see either how much you’ve changed your opinion on a subject or how little you change at all.
Because I have used this journal for 2+ years, going on 3 years, I try to look at my past answers when I’ve already answered the present question. I don’t want to copy my answer from a year or two ago because that would be boring to look at later. I find it more interesting when I have the same word for word answer as the previous year.
3 Types of Questions the 5 Year Journal Asks
Life: Write down something that inspired you today. Where do you want to travel next? Do you need a break/From what?
People/Love: Can people change? Do you owe someone money/Does someone owe you? Who do you live with?
Everyday, mundane things: What are you reading right now? The best part of today? Today you lost _____.
Those are just a handful of examples of questions you get to answer everyday.
A lot can change in a year, let alone 5 years. You’ll see how you progress in writing and expressing your feelings, your ideas, and if you change all the time, never, or are somewhere in between. I think this is a great gift to give to someone or a rewarding gift to give to yourself.
Do you write in a journal?