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I’m Tammy Strobel. Welcome to my digital home!

I’m an author, photographer, and cat lover.

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 A Peek Inside My 2018 Logbook

A Peek Inside My 2018 Logbook

In addition to keeping a daily journal, I’ve been doing something different this year. I’m keeping a logbook of my days in a small pink Moleskine planner.

At the end of each day, I write a simple list of what I did and observed. I also include a few notes about what I’m grateful for. Other than blogging daily, writing in my logbook is one of the best projects I’ve taken on in 2018.

I stole the idea from Austin Kleon; one of my favorite bloggers. I love the simple list format!

I’ll let Kleon explain why list keeping is important:

“… keeping a simple list of who/what/where means I write down events that seem mundane at the time, but later on help paint a better portrait of the day, or even become more significant over time. By ‘sticking to the facts’ I don’t pre-judge what was important or what wasn’t, I just write it down.

Best of all, limiting each day to one page and breaking it down into a list instead of prose makes it easier for me to scan through it later, and get a real feel for the passing of time as I flip the pages.”

The idea of keeping a logbook can be tied to Stephen Cope’s message in The Great Work of Your Life. He said, “A life is built on a series of small course corrections—small choices that add up to something mammoth.”

If I’m not writing down my course corrections and notes, I won’t remember them. For example, last night I flipped through my logbook, and I discovered themes that I want to explore in my public and private writing.

I’ll leave you with a few snapshots from my logbook:

On Playing Hooky

On Playing Hooky

The Great Work of Your Life

The Great Work of Your Life