Even now in the 21st century, I love the feeling of paper and pen in my hand. I love scribbling notes and sketching ideas. I feel “ready” when my notebook is with me everywhere I go.
I always look for the “best” one and I often buy new one as I pass the stationery store. Often unintentionally! Often with realization that I do not really need another one. Always happy!
I have kind of weird relationship with my notebook. I do my best to be faithful and use it to the fullest (last page) but I often fail finding another one with even better feature or design…or something I haven’t even considered before!
That’s for my confession as a notebook addict. However, I do use them seriously and effectively. I write down new ideas, observations from lessons, plans and projects to work on or nice things to remember.
Just recently, I learned one more thing about using notebooks: Just use them! Write every thought and don’t edit or wait for ones that may be better. Just fill one page after another. Very often I waited for the idea to be shaped or more developed before I put it down on paper and very often I ended up with blank pages. It works pretty well with just writing down everything.
Would you like to share about your relationship with notebooks? How do you use them/choose them?
“And by the way, everything in life is writable about if you have the outgoing guts to do it, and the imagination to improvise. The worst enemy to creativity is self-doubt.” ~Sylvia Plath