Even when they are not consistent, journal entries are awesome. One journal of mine has three entries in a row: Dec 27, 1996, Dec 14 1997, and Aug 8, 2000. Pretty large gaps - but I'm so glad I have those three entries! Here's a couple entries written on my birthday in different years. I've written in hardbound journals, 10 cent notebooks, on the backs of programs, and online. For years I had a stack of journals with the first few pages filled and the rest of the books blank. I finally cut out all the written pages, collected them in a binder, and tossed the bulky books.