I love my Monthly Memories. All my life I've wanted to keep a diary / journal...but something just stopped me. I couldn't commit, and I was worried others would find it and read it making it hard for me to be honest. So, aside from a few months when I was 16 years old and madly in love with a boy at my school, I never have written my thoughts or experiences anywhere. Enter Bullet Journal Monthly Memory Spread. It's not the same thing, but for me it's close to it. Each day I think about what I've done and if memorable enough I find a way to express it creatively. It's more a collection of images and words reflective of the feelings and experiences I want to remember. I can make a quick entry or take my time to cut, paste and colour. It's become the resting place for those show tickets I hate to throw out (but are they really needed!) and it's the memory jogger I know I'll need in a few years time when I'm wondering "what was the name of that..." Mostly I love the sense of appreciation and gratitude that arises when I take the time to reflect on each and every one of those moments and remember how lucky I am to have lived them.
Thinking of introducing a Monthly Memory Spread? Here are some ideas:
* Try creating a series of boxes (much like a calendar month lay out) and fill one in each day
* If you like to just write, try using different colored pens for each day starting on the first day of the month with "1. Had an awesome morning shopping and lunching with Jane and went to see a movie after" then "2. etc etc..." It wouldn't matter if you didn't do an entry every day - just add the number for the date you do. Your page would look colorful with each entry standing out.
It's also worth checking out Instagram and pintrest for other Bullet Journal monthly memories. Mostly just experiment, have fun and find your own groove. Got any good ideas - share them in the comments below.