As 2016 comes to an end, I’m sitting here doing what I do every year: planning out a new journal, unwinding from the hell that is dealing with my family during a tumultuous December and looking forward to that ‘feeling’ of being able to start anew in January. I have plans this time and I have a system designed to help me follow through. If any of you remember me back in my LiveJournal days, I was apart of a few mixed media journal communities – most popular was the Embodiment community. It was there that I learned what you could really do with those 30$ Moleskine journals and a whole world of possibilities opened up to me. Rather than reflect on the year, I would like to take the time to talk about history with journaling.