For anyone interested in the soul-searching that can only be found in self reflection, I would encourage you to pick up a little black book of your own that would meet your needs accordingly. These books are hardbound and include a bookmark, an elastic band to keep your work together, and a nifty little pocket in the back for storing all sorts of notions and little forget-me-nots. Moleskine journalers may find a plethora of aids for each size journal at www.moleskine.com. Register at myMoleskine and one will find goodies under the link MSK. There you may find templates for lined paper, graph paper, blank paper, calendars, planning pages, loves pages, favorites pages, book reviews, recipe keepers, art, etc. that can be downloaded, printed, and glued onto the pages of your own Moleskine. What a great way to customize your own journal! You may even type your information onto some of the PDF pages and print a typewritten page for your journal. There are so many ways to play in your journal that it would be a shame for your soul and posterity not to have one! I can even convert the posts in my blog to the pages of the journal.
So, for those of you still wondering how, why, and what to journal, I have found the neatest site while reading the posts on BlogHer from Karen Walrond, author of the blog "Own Your Own Beauty." She gives some wonderful insights that I would like to share with you here so that you may begin your journal to finding your own beauty which, if you are like me, lies within the pages of your soul as well as your brightly colored, clutter-filled journal.