Guess what? I finally finished it!! I will never, ever again buy a journal I do not absolutely love. Because it's torture to use it. So here is the wretched journal in question:
I went through my stash of unused journals (which is probably larger than it should be... sigh...) and picked out this one - a Banditapple Carnet Tablet Notebook in Manduka Honey, with lined paper. A nice size for journaling because it's not so big that it's intimidating to fill, but it's not so small that it's awkward to write/doodle in. And the paper is good with fountain pens!
While it's a very pretty and warm colour, I wanted to decorate it. Do not judge my skills, I have none.