If you’re anything like me, you had about a million journals growing up: one from the elementary school book fair that you just had to have, one from your thoughtful grandmother every.single.birthday., another from that place you vacationed at but don’t remember, and still another from when you were thinking of becoming the next great American poet (think Sylvia Plath minus the oven). So, when I saw this fabulous journal at Urban Outfitters, I thought my lust was merely blind attraction from many years of journalistic conditioning. But, this new journal, unlike so many of the half-started half-empty ones before it, fills a unique void. The “One Line A Day: A Five Year Memory Book” is a great gift for every college student. We’re going through some of the most exciting years of our lives, and while we don’t have time to pour our hearts out for pages and pages anymore, a sentence a day is certainly manageable. Probably the coolest part will be filling out that fifth and final entry on each calendar day and seeing how much has changed since we first put pen to paper five years ago.
I am a senior in college who will be off in the wonderful world of finance come July. While my resume passions include scrupulously watching economic indicators and reading the Wall Street Journal, I could just as happily spend all day reading blogs and sharing my passion for food, fashion, and fun. I chew too much gum and probably write too many lists. I know I don't know everything just yet, but TheGarnetLetter is the beginning of my little thank you note to the wonderful world!