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I continue to rediscover Mac resources I have purchased which I failed to use to their fullest. Three favorites I’ve rediscovered are

  1. Screencastsonline.com  (where I discovered an excellent tutorial on using DayOne)
  2. MacSparky.com
  3. Noteboomtutorials.comAs I plan this summer my last year in CarrolLand, I’m revisiting a number of journal entries I made across the past forty years. I just purchased a five-year journal that allows me to compare my thoughts across the past five years. How things have changed!

dscn0051-1dscn0055-1While cleaning the office  I came across my journal notes from when I still was a graduate student at Ohio State.  I had just returned from a two-day job interview at then-named Carroll College in Waukesha, Wisconsin. Much has changed since then!cufacts-2I still use and keep journals now–some paper and pencil— though I now do most journaling using software dedicated to that function. Though I have explored the utility of many apps, my personal preference at the moment is DayOne. An excellent hour-long screencast tutorial is available from Screencastsonline.onenote-vs-dayone-google-docsI particularly use journaling to follow the recommendations of Jane Hart on the value (I would argue, the necessity) of reflecting on my work day accomplishments and failures and as a tool for short and long-term goal setting. This was one of many lessons I learned from Jane. What a pioneer, mentor, and virtual Friend she has been for over a decade. How deserving her recent award and recognition!
What journaling software or tools do you use? Why?