You might have used Windows Journal, a cool and free application that has been on Windows for some time, but was discontinued about four years ago now and now is being pulled out of Windows when you run updates. Microsoft recommends moving to OneNote, which works great (but differently) for most people. But for a close Journal-like experience, Xournal came along, but lost momentum some time ago. A recreation of Xournal, called Xournal++, is open source, hosted on GitHub, totally free, runs on everything (Windows, MacOS, Fedora, Arch, Ubuntu, Android, iOS, etc.), is very fast and responsive, can ingest PDF, etc. It's quite nice and a great option for people who wish that they could just keep Journal as it is and/or want to use Windows Journal on other operating systems or tablets and phones!
Found it today because a customer needed to replace Windows Journal and OneNote didn't work for his needs and Xournal++ turned out to be absolutely perfect.