What does it mean to visualize 5, 10, 15 years? We see it in kids' growth. But how about our inner growth?
10 years ago, I picked up a 10-year journal when I was visiting Germany. I had no idea what I was going to write when I opened the first page so I put a sticky note that said, “write to 40 years old. And so as the relationship with this notebook and me started. It's hard for me to believe that it has been 10 years since I put the sticker note. I finished writing in my journal and have turned 40 years old in this past December.
Satchi and Coco emptied their piggy bank and bought me the 5-Year Techo Hobonichi Techo for my 40th birthday. Today, Satchi and I journal every night next to each other... writing things that happened on the day or whatever that might be in our minds. Satchi often talks about how she will be 13 years old when I finish writing my 5-Year Techo. I know I will hold onto this 5-Year Techo not only because I will be writing a lot of our stories but also the shared moments writing in them side by side.
I shared a little bit about why I believe the kind of long-term journal is meaningful. I hope the story resonates with you!