I have one "active" journal that I've been periodically using for the past couple of years. It's a really beautiful handmade leather journal. I feel guilty not using it . I don't want to leave it unfinished! I used to try and finish journals, but if I got to a turning point (end/start of school year, end of year, birthday) and was close enough to the end or just felt like it was done, I'd abandon it. I also had dedicated "scribble" (drawing) journals, but they were really depressing little sketches. I loved drawing in pen.