I've always loved writing. Even in school (unless it was a cite-your-sources type paper.. then, no thanks). Sometimes I feel like there's a lot going on in my head, it gets overwhelming. Writing things out is a good way for me to relieve some of that.
I have mounds of notebooks laying around. Lots of them with scribbles. Things to remember. Various to-do lists. Wish lists. Anything, really. I feel like I'm going to forget something unless I write it down. The other day I went out and bought a couple 'special' journals. I really wish I would have started this when I found out I was expecting. But I didn't. Oh well. I'm starting it now, though. These journals are for Clara. Every day I'm going to write something in it. Whether it's just a couple of words or a whole paragraph. A prayer. A thought. Something funny she did that day. Something new she learned. And then when she's older... when she turns 18, or when she moves out.. or whenever (I haven't decide that yet.. I think I have time to figure that out)... I will gift it to her.
I just really like this idea. And I'm really happy I'm doing it.
I found these journals at a local store here in Korea and thought they were really sweet. I bought 2 of them.. but I may have to go back for some of the other designs as well. I must say, though, the Thumbelina one is my favorite. :)