One of my new year's resolutions was to journal more and these past few months I have finally dedicated time to it. My journals have become less disjointed and the images relate to the entries more. This summer I plan on sorting through all my magazines- a mammoth task because I probably have at least 300- and cutting out more images to journal with. During study leave I often stayed up too late journalling to try and de-stress. I found the destruction of cutting up magazines I have so carefully preserved in pristine condition for so long oddly calming. In a way it felt empowering to cut up some of my issues of Vogue with their lack of representation and their beauty and diet tips. I love Vogue but some issues are much better than others. Some of these collages are simply aesthetic because I like looking at pretty things. Others are specifically related to moments in my life. For example, I made the one with the Freaks and Geeks screencaps and Petra Collins' photographs the day after I had my last proper day at school. I love the permanence of journalling; it crystallises romantic moments forever. I plan on documenting as much as possible this summer because it is my last summer of forever.