How to Keep a Journal

With the coronavirus upon us here in the US, it is a great time to start writing in a journal. As a person who loves genealogy and reading how my ancestors lived, I can assure you one day someone in your family will be delighted to find it and read it. A reader pointed out recently that our kid’s kids will learn about the coronavirus one day and they will understand it better if they can read how we survived the disease and quarantine.

You can find beautiful journals and pens on Amazon. Anything, even a composition notebook, will work. I think it would be more special if the journal held special meaning to you, though. You’ll be more apt to right in it and it will give your descendants more insight into who you were.

Write about what is going on around you locally. That’s likely something they won’t see anywhere else, especially if you live in a small town. Tell them about the virus from your perspective and how you’re feeling. You don’t have to hold back! Tell them what you’re doing during quarantine and how your life is different. Or, if you’re like me, how you haven’t noticed a change. I’m an introvert so the only thing I’m missing is church. Most of my life is spent at home and I’ve been homeschooling for thirteen years.

Also, feel free to draw pictures or glue in pictures you’ve printed. I love finding pictures of my ancestors and comparing them to myself. I also love seeing their homes, how they dressed, etc. It reminds you that they lived just like you are at this moment.

Thank you for visiting today. I hope you have a great day!

Published by Dawn McDonald

I'm a Christian wife, mom, and so much more. I enjoy remodeling, decorating, genealogy, reading, and knitting.

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