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Jan 30, 2023

There's something poignant about knowing that you will never see a particular painting again, even if you don't even really like that painting.

Today, Katy shares an excerpt from a book she's reading The Victorian and the Romantic, by Nell Stevens (known under the title Mrs. Gaskell and Me in the UK), about a woman in...

Jan 26, 2023

Today we time-travel back to 2004 when Tiffany was a newly arrived expat in Rome. Believe it or not, those first few weeks and months were not exactly idyllic. Far from it.

Tiffany reads some excerpts from her journals from 2004, entries that she has not looked at in almost 19 years! One thing that she hadn't...

Jan 23, 2023

Are you brave enough? Why is it that reading one of your old journals can be so terrifying—or often so cringe-worthy, depending on how far back it goes.

Last week we talked about the dilemma of what to do with the piles and piles of old journals many people have. (Make sure you listen to that episode first!)


Jan 19, 2023

Would ever read excerpts of your personal journal live on air? That's what Katy's doing on this mini-episode. She cracks opens some of her old journals (including a diary from when she was 11) and reads some of the most interesting snippits.

From bird- and duck-watching as a wee girl (yes, she's been going out to see...

Jan 16, 2023

A few weeks we did an episode about downsizing, inspired by a voice message sent in by a listener. 

We both love the idea of downsizing and the topic sparked a passionate conversations, but it got us thinking: what do we do with our journals?

If you are an avid, life-long journal writer, you will find yourself with a...