Planner & Journal Workshop

Blank Journal Spread from Cottonbook

This March at Gather in Cary, North Carolina, I’ll be teaching a creative journaling class. I thought this would be a great time to pull out one of my own Cottonbook notebooks and start a whole new journal that I could share with you. I’ve always been interested in keeping a journal, but I’ve never been so great at keeping one. Many people feel compelled to journal, to document all that they experience in one way or another. Journaling can be a great way to help make sense of your life, understand your habits better, or keep track of change. Where pen meets paper, your thoughts are able to leave your head and take up space in the real world, and there’s a transformative process in that moment that allows you to examine your thoughts as well as offer them to the world as evidence of your existence. I write more about it in Hazel Issue III, but there’s a lot to be said about journaling in particular which I don’t have the deepest insight for. I’ll be looking for a few more links to share here for articles where people really discuss their experience with journaling.

Lots more to come this spring, keep an eye out for more journal-friendly sticker sheets and planner spreads!

Lucy Kagan