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One Line A Day

June 28th  •  Posted in Lifestyle

Have I an insane obsession for notebooks, stationery and little books? Yes, I know. But as soon as I saw the One Line a Day: A Five-Year Memory Book (£10.99) on Amazon, I just knew I had to get it. Lucky enough my boyfriend was super kind and sweet to order me one copy which made a super nice little present and now I’m even more excited to fill it in everyday! And let’s face it: it’s too cute to handle.

The idea behind it is to write a few lines a day about what happened to you that particular day, what made you happy or sad, something you want to remember or simply a sentence that sum up your day perfectly and just do it every single day for 5 years. What makes it a super cool project is that year by year you’ll be able to see what you were doing the exact same day one, two, three, four and five years ago, which to me sounds like such an interesting thing. People change a lot year after year and I can see myself growing a lot during the upcoming five years – I feel like when you are living in your twenty something everything can change all suddenly and you get to know so many new things, like having your first own flat, your first job, building a new family which is what I hope to to in the next five years and which will be lovely to document step by step.

I know this is not exactly a “little” project (as I’m calling it) but a more challenging one and that I’ve never been good with challenges, but I like the thought of me the next year reading what I wrote today, and I hope this will be enough to make me feel always passionate about it and never forget to write my line a day. I was one of those little girls who always wanted a secret diary and when she finally got one she just forgot about writing her stuff inside, but I still find diaries super fascinating and this can be a grown up version of my old secret diaries and hopefully a grown up version of myself won’t forget about filling it every night! I also think taking the time to examine your days every night is a really nice opportunity to appreciate the little things, it makes you think about every thing that happened, what made you happy or sad and makes you appreciate something from your days even if they weren’t that good.

Being that you can add your current year yourself, this means you can start anytime really!

Are you planning something similar?

  • Such a great idea for a notebook! I want one now haha.

    • It’s such a cute little project! x

  • I bought a similar notebook back in December and started writing in it this year. I’m really looking forward to next year, when I’ll be able to read about what I did this year. It’s such a fun little notebook!

    xx Mimmi, Muted Mornings

    • Yes! Maybe the first year it’s the more boring but I think it will be a lot more fun when you can actually read day by day what were you up to last year! x

  • Cathryn Daws

    Such a great idea and that notebook is so pretty!

    • It’s super cute, isn’t it?

  • ninegrandstudent

    I really want to start one of these, it’d be a great thing to do! I also have a plan that I will do a longer one for each of my children in the future, gifting it to them on their 21st… x

    • Oh this is such a lovely plan! x

  • Rose Paddington

    great idea, gonna try this!

    x Rose

    • Hope you like it as well! x

  • Love this little challenge, and what a pretty book to write it all in!

    • It’s super cute! x

  • Such a lovely idea! It’s nice to see our progress day after day, and the most important thing is that we feel it as time goes by! 🙂

    • I think it will be nice to be able to not only remember important dates, but what I was actually up to everyday and every little thing! x

  • That’s such a lovely idea! I would never remember to keep a proper diary each night so this looks like the perfect way to record all those memorable moments 🙂 xx

    • I find it super hard to keep a diary but being that you only need to write a few lines a day, this is such an easy task! x

  • Jenn

    I have a similar one to this where there’s a different question a day and you fill it out for 5 years and see how much your answers change. I’ve done a year and a half so far and it’s already really interesting reading how different my thoughts are!

    Jenn | PhotoJennic

    • Oh that sounds interesting as well! x

  • Allison

    I picked up a similar one to this which is the Q and A a day for 5 years! Its so fun and it will be cool to look back on
    Allison from

    • That sounds super cool. It makes you realize how your thoughts change during the years! x

  • This is a really great idea. I was still in my emo phase 5 years ago so I’m glad that I don’t know what I was getting up to!


    Water Painted Dreams xo

    • Haha, yep definitely, but sometimes it’s nice to look back! x

  • I wish I had the willpower to be consistent with something like this. I try to keep a diary and it failed, I don’t even think I could cope with writing a couple of lines every day. It is a wonderful idea though :).

    Sarah xo | Polka Dot Lemon

    • I’m just like you but until now I’m doing ok even though I sometimes forget about it, but it’s not that often really. x

  • This notebook better than having a diary as you only need to write a few lines than having to write a whole paragraph. However, writing a diary is a great stress reliever as you are able to express yourself without telling a single soul on how you feel. Depends on the person itself, I for one prefer writing a few lines than a whole paragraph!

    Lilly. xx

    • I wouldn’t ever have the willpower to write a whole paragraph a day, so the few lines are definitely my thing! x

  • I’m obsessed with notebooks as well!! In elementary school I would save to buy diaries – the kind that had colored and scented pages – and filled with what I’d do every day or write little stories! Actually the only period of my life I haven’t kept a diary is the last years as I don’t feel like I have anything to note down.. At 16-20 I filled big notebooks with stories and what I called poems but obviously were no poetry, just random thoughts I tried to write down in a more sophisticated way. Now I buy cute little notebooks like yours to note what I jave to do each week, when did I dye my hair, any appointments I might have and that kind of not interesting things! No writing inspiration at all!!

    • That’s amazing, I would love to have had the willpower to write something every day for years and be able to read them now! Such a pity you don’t have any writing inspiration right now! x

  • This is a great idea! I always wish I was better at journaling, but then I never sit down to do it. Maybe if I just wrote a few lines a day, I would be better at it!!

    • I’m just like you but I’m doing ok with it! x

  • the color of that notebook, so perfect!

    • It’s so cute, and I love the golden page’s sides! x

  • Valeria Hel Capellaro

    Maybe in December I’ll purchase (or DIY) something similar! The idea is way too cool! 😀

  • I really want this know, what a cool idea! x


  • Sam

    Love it! I just started filling out the Five-Minute Journal. It’s similar, but helps me assess what I want out of the day and what I’m thankful for.