The Weekly Stripe – 08.01.21
360 years and 8 days ago, Samuel Pepys made the first entry in what would become one of the world's most famous diaries. As we start a new and uncertain year, many of us are following suit, turning to pen and paper to make sense of it all. This week's links explore the history and hype of journaling.
Journaling is having a moment. Morgan Ome reflects on why the events of 2020 compelled more of us than ever to record our thoughts and experiences.
Documenting life through crisis is nothing new. Phakama Mbonambi shares examples of diaries that have become important historical artefacts of tumultuous times.
If you’re overwhelmed by the thought of filling an entire blank page, why not try writing a daily haiku instead? Creativity, mindfulness and humour are some of the benefits Daryl Chen experienced after turning his pen to poetry. (Pictured: Friday haikus from the Stripe Partners team.)