Wow! The pages and ideas that everyone shared in this thread are amazing! I started reading this thread last night during a few spare minutes before bed and then laid awake all night thinking about starting a journal. So after I got off work tonight, I picked up two new notebooks (which made my husband roll his eyes because I adore notebooks, but I never seem to use all the pages) and then finished reading the rest of this thread.
So I'm going to set a goal for myself to fill a notebook instead of only use the first couple pages. It will be gratifying to see something I start get finished (because not finishing what I start is another one of my flaws) and also save some trees! I also love writing but haven't really been inspired to do so lately. When I was a teenager I wanted to become an author so maybe doing some journaling will get my creative juices flowing and I'll be able to write a book, even if only for myself.
I know this thread is pretty old so some of the people who posted here previously might not be around, but I was curious to know what everyone writes on their weather pages. I remember one person had posted a picture of their weather page with each day's date in a design and what the weather was like. For the people who have weather pages, do you write the weather every day? What do your pages look like?
I also really like the ideas of keeping multiple journals at once. I'm pretty obsessive compulsive about things and I really hate mixing different project notes in the same notebook. I would never be able to find anything. But before I branch out into more books, I'm going to finish one journal. Maybe what I need is to do the exact opposite of what drives me crazy simply to break myself out of the habit. Journals shouldn't be about sticking to OCD rules!
I did have an idea for my journal based on a few of the early posts. I'm going to number all the pages in my journal and the last two pages in the back will be reserved for my index. Whenever I start a new page, I'll list it in the back and write the number I wrote it on. So the next time I want to add onto that list, I can see what page it starts on. And then when that page is full, I'll start it on another page and add that page number into the index entry for that topic.
Gift journals sound like such a sweet gift. I really wish my husband liked reading, I would love to make one for him.