I'm including this journal in my break. It is one of the things I've been pressuring myself about, and as evidenced by the pattern of procrastination, I was finding it a chore. I have one rule for this break: If it ain't fun, I ain't doin' it.
I don't plan on taking any classes for a little while, so there won't be notes anyway. I wasn't ever comfortable journalling practice notes. It felt like I was telling private stories, so I just never did.
I may be back in a while. Meanwhile, I do plan to continue updating my IRC journal.* I love that journal and it has done me a world of good. As Scott pointed out, it reads like a roller coaster, but I like it. The link is at the bottom of this post if you're interested.
*Note: That IRC journal morphed into Complete and Utter Nonsense. Read at your own risk.