Most of the things I do in life are purely selfish, just like every other human being. I was surfing the web when I stumbled upon a blog post that detailed the process of making your very own journal. I though to myself, "That doesn't look too hard, I bet I could do it!" It turned out to be much harder than it looked in the pictures.
That was two years ago. I made journals off and on and it wasn't until recently that I started getting pretty serious about making them. I made them out of everything I could find: paint samples, envelopes, card stock, regular printer paper, and anything else laying around my house.
Some people have asked me which journal was the hardest to make and I always say that it's the journal I carry everywhere with me right now. Why? Not because it was difficult to put together, but because I had to make one of the hardest decisions of my life in order to make it. Was I willing to cut off the cover of a book in order to make a journal? At first the answer was no, but I justified it by saving the cover-less book to read later. It turned out to be the best journal I ever made, which is why I kept it for myself.
I like to think that I got pretty good at making journals, which is why I started selling them on my blog. Remember how I said that most of the things I do in life are selfish? Well I'm selfishly promoting my journal sales through this blog post. Whoops.