Technology is amazing. It gives us immediate access to information, brings the world closer together through communication and inspires us to learn and develop. But if you want me to be truly creative, to let loose all the thoughts in my head, give me a paper notebook any time.
If you don’t know what to buy me for a present, here’s a hint – a notebook! I love them!
There’s something about a new notebook, with a beautiful cover, that opens up a world of possibilities. As soon as I get one all I can think of is how will I use it.
Those blank pages just call out for some wonderous thoughts, life plans, goals and wish lists.
For some reason writing things down makes things my thoughts so much more real and possible. Filling blanks pages with thoughts and plans is also incredibly therapeutic, and who doesn’t feel like they’ve achieved something when they tick an item off their to do list?
With a notebook you can refer to your musings time and time again. Adding to them, revising them, and there’s always another blank page to fill…
For me, each notebook represents a different area of my life; goals to accomplish, favourite recipes, to do lists, bucket lists…
I haven’t yet experimented with different coloured ink or drawings (I can’t draw, but who cares?) maybe I should and that’s the next chapter of my notebook journey?
There’s something about gorgeous stationery that makes me feel as though I have my life in order. Putting my thoughts in writing frees up head space to think about other things. When my thoughts are captured in the pages of a beautiful notebook, its as though I have put them somewhere safe and can refer to them when I choose.
I’m currently using one of my notebooks as a diary. I like the fact that it doesn’t have specific pages for dates, which means that I can write as little or as much as I like. The ramblings sometimes end up in a “to do” list so its a mismatch of text, notes and lists, but I’m enjoying the creative freedom.
Let me know if you have a notebook and what you use it for. I make full use of my mobile and all the functions that it brings but I won’t be abandoning my notebooks anytime soon.