Notebook Crazy12:09 PM
By now, you probably know that I have a little notebook which I have called my external drive or brain dump in the past. The very one I dump my overload of information into when I plan on a good night sleep.
But, my thing for notebooks goes further than that. You see, I have more than one. I call it being organised, which is probably true anyway.
I LOVE notebooks, always have. They are pretty, and you can write all sorts of things in them. They are travel friendly, and I often just grab one and put it in my purse when I go out. As teenager, I was that dorky girl who liked to go to the library and bookstore on weekends. But, I also always ended up at the stationary shop. I can't tell you how much of my pocket money went into pretty pens, coloured ink, and diaries to write in.
I started writing in a journal when I was 12, and I still do till date. My first Journal was a pink Sanrio Diary with Ballet Shoes on the cover and pink, blue and green pages in it (still in my mom's basement that I know off). It was followed with many more, always selected with the utmost care. I lost a few over the years though, but that is another story.
Pages of blank paper have always attracted me, there is something magic about them. The excitement of opening a new book is unmatchable and I find every excuse to buy a new one.
In the picture above you have my little black book/brain dump on top. This is the one in which I write random things, websites I want to visits, ideas for craft projects, quick recipes I didn't feel like printing and phone numbers worth having.
Right below it, you have a green bound notebook. It is my Gratitude Diary. I also keep a day planner, which has all my to do lists, appointments, special dates, events and blog planning (it is the pretty book with a house printed on the cover).
And, because all this is not enough, I have one 5 topics spiral bound notebook that has all my goals divided in section and blog ideas (the red one). The green spiral bound one used to be a lot thicker, it was my blog post draft book and each time I published something, I tore the page away in an effort to not have a clutters filled book. Once I am done with it, the red spiral book will double as a draft book as I left the last section for that purpose.
The big embossed red bound book is my current journal, what goes in there is extremely personal but some of it gives me blog post ideas as well.
Not in the picture above, I still have a notebook full of recipes in the kitchen, and a sketch book in my bedroom, which is willed with drawings, doodles and magazine clippings I didn't feel like parting with because they inspire me.
This is it for now, but I have a couple of ideas for the future that might involve more notebooks. I really can't keep away from them.