Journaling with Life Lists

When you want to write about your life, but don’t know what to say, make a list!

Wendy Smedley with Big Picture Scrapbooking shares four life lists that are a powerful starting point for journaling what means most in life.

In addition, the world of journal-keeping is exploding. New products make journaling more fun. Here are Wendy’s favorites:

Prompted Journals

Perfect for when you want to write but aren’t sure what to write about, and the options for these types of journals have grown.

Available at Hip and Humble with three locations along the Wasatch front

· Mom’s Five-Second Memory Journal

· Q and A a Day 5 years

· Listography My Amazing Life in Lists

Blank journals

You can find these anywhere, I prefer the ones that are paperback book sized, the size perfect and fits into my purse.

· Piccadilly

· Moleskin

· EcoJot



Journaling apps for your smartphone or tablet

Apple: Day One

“Day One is a journaling platform to record and preserve your memories for the long term.”

Android: Diaro

“Diaro is designed and focused to record activities, experiences, thoughts and ideas throughout your day and browse diary notes from the past in the easiest way.”

Journaling websites


“Penzu started off as a simple, password-protected online journal, but the service is much more than that now. In addition to a password-protected journal that only you can read, you can also share specific posts with individuals if you want them to see them, or you can leave everything private and locked down.”