New Years 2016 as a newly engaged girl….
I only get one of these so I had to celebrate it right. Of course, this means my fiance and I were in two different time zones. I was at home spending with my roommate who I have shared many New Years Eves with. When I went to bed at 11 p.m., he was celebrating midnight where he was.
Before this new year, my roommate and I spent hours getting ready and five minutes at the party we talked ourselves into going to. This year we watched hours of Netflix, ate Chinese take-out, fell asleep on the couch, woke up at 11:55 p.m. and wished each other happy New Year, and went to our rooms at 12:01 a.m.
I didn’t make one resolution this year. But, I did have a really good idea for a resolution that I’ll think about doing next year. Sometime between the Chinese food and my late night nap, before the ball came down, I was reminiscing on my year but could only remember the highlights. This year was full of them. I was wishing I had a better memory and I came across the idea of a Mason Jar Journal.
I made my first note today, January 11th, so I’m well ahead of my 2017 resolution time line. I’m excited to read my mason jar journal and reminisce about the many things that are happening this year. I don’t even know what all the memories will be yet, oddly enough.
For a Mason Jar Journal, it’s simple. It’s even easier than the journal jar with all the strips of questions you have to answer
- Get a mason jar
- Live your life
- Make a little note of anything about your day (exciting, fun, something you’ll want to remember in the future, etc.)
- Fold it up
- Put it in the jar
- Read them on December 31st
It’s like the Facebook throw-backs, but without the internet.
Here are some helpful links to people who actually thought of this resolution pre-January 11th.