I've never been one to journal, not even as a little kid. I've tried repeatedly – cute notebooks, journaling prompts, crafty journaling – you name it and I've tried it. This wouldn't be such a problem except that in certain situations I want to journal. My most recent experience with really wanting to journal was last week on my trip to Canada. I knew I wanted to make a photobook when I got home and I also knew that I would not be able to remember all the things we did or all the places we went if my life depended on it. This is a picture of Capilano Provincial Park, one of the many places I wanted to document on my trip.

So this is where the magic happened-my planner! I keep track of all the things I need to do in there anyway–why not take the week and use it as a journaling tool?

My Limelife Planner allowed me to keep track of not only the places we went, but the small details, like the wedding we accidentally crashed in Lynn Valley or the names of our zip line adventure guides. I brought a few sheets of pre-cut washi stickers, some Canada themed stickers, and a few pens and it was everything I needed to create a complete journal of my week. 

Now that I’m home working on my photobook, I am patting myself on the back. Planner journaling was the perfect way to keep my thoughts organized and remember all the exact details I needed. I’m sure I’m not the first to think of journaling in my planner but it just worked so well! 

Do you use your planner to keep track of events and memories or just strictly appointment times and dates? I would love to hear some tips and tricks because I think planner journaling is here to stay for me!

This blog post was written by Kelly Cosgrove for the Limelife Planners Media & Creative Team. For more information about Kelly connect with her on Instagram: @kellysprettyplanner. Please share and repost this blog entry with your friends! All we ask is that you give credit to Limelife Planners and the post author.