The only thing consistent about my previous attempts to maintain a journal is that I’ve failed. Every. Single. Time.
Which is why I was reluctant to pick up a Hobonichi Techo. Who needs another failed attempt added to that pile?!
BUT——after all those years of half-filled or barely touched journals, we finally have a winner. The Hobonichi Techo and I have bonded and I don’t see us ever breaking up.
I’m journaling every day. NO misses. I’m using the Techo pretty much as I described in my original post—for appointments, for recording good things, for jotting down quotes, for keeping track of our dinners.
The Hobonichi’s Tomoe River paper handles fountain pen ink, gel ink, and pencil without issue, which adds to the ease—and joy—of use.
I’m still logging my exercise, steps, and mileage, which keeps me motivated and interested in doing better each day and each month.
The Hobonichi Techo has become my bible. It holds my laughs and tears, triumphs and struggles, encouraging words, lots of Anne Lamott quotes, and all of those little joys that used to simply evaporate.
This Hobonichi Techo holds my life.