How to briefly journal about your day when life is busy

December 23rd, 2014

I want you to do me a favor. Actually this is a gift for you to give yourself.

Life is hectic right now, I know. There are a thousand things to do and hundreds of distractions all around. You’re being pushed in every direction, scrambling in the holiday rush.

Just pause a moment.

Document a bit about your day.

This holiday season is different than last year, and it won’t be the same next year. Sure, many things are traditions that’ll never change. Yet other things alter gradually, sometimes without us even realizing it. These are all the bits of life worth documenting and celebrating. Whether you’re surrounded by family or feeling quite alone, write every so briefly today, will you?

My newest complimentary Gadanke Workshop is live to help you, especially when your time is so limited:

how to briefly journal about your day when life is busy

Gadanke Workshop 10: How to briefly journal about your day

I can’t give you more time, but I think this workshop will help you make the most of the time you have to journal.

I hope your holiday is merry and bright. Our family sends you the warmest of holiday wishes. Thank you for letting me be a part of your story. I’ll see you here again soon.

Podcasts about journaling and storykeeping

December 19th, 2014


It’s been a whirlwind of storycatching over here, but we did it! All of your Gadanke journals are packaged and on their way for the holidays. Thank you for all your support! I think there are going to be some beautiful stories recorded this Christmas.

This weekend, I’m looking forward to slowing down. We’re going to go meet Santa’s reindeer. Judging by Niklas’ excitement about the deer out our window, I think the reindeer are going to be a huge hit… provided his squeals don’t spook them, too!

I was lucky enough to be invited to two great podcasts these past weeks. Lots of conversation about good food, traditions, expat life and marriage, and of course: keeping a fabulous journal!

As you kick back (or drive around town like crazy!) this weekend, I hope you enjoy listening to these:

1. The Art of Simple with Tsh Oxenreider

2. Paperclipping Roundtable with Noell and Izzy Hyman, Amy Sorensen, and Stacy Julian (so many journal ideas!)

Warmest holiday wishes from all of us!

Write a journal entry on a tag

December 15th, 2014

Hello snowy Monday! I love when we wake up with a fresh blanket of snow on the ground. It makes the winter season feel especially magical. It also adds a little bounce to our steps at Gadanke, as we’re packaging journal orders and getting them out the door for Christmas. (Order deadline is this Thursday.) I’m so grateful for this business and all of your support – thank you!

Now on to the latest Gadanke Workshop!

how to write a journal entry on a tag

Gadanke Workshop 09: Write on a tag

Each Monday, I love to film a complimentary tutorial to help inspire you to pull out your journal on a weekly basis. I know this time of year is especially hectic. So I hope this workshop inspires you. The lesson is quick. Journal entries on a tag are easy. They add a lot of fun dimension to your journal.

Go try. And stay warm!