A slightly un-book related post, but it still has to do with words and pages! I’m going to be showing you all the notebooks I use almost daily, because whhhyyyever not.
Notebooks are some of my favourite things ever. Traditionally as a family we’ve always made wishlists for our birthdays, and without fail from age five ‘notebooks’ have been present on mine.
As such, I have accumulated perhaps too many notebooks over the course of my life. Yet I use them – at least, most of them – almost every day.
This is my journal. I’ve consistently written in one since age five (this is number six), and it’s honestly one of the best things I’ve ever done. I write all sorts of things in there – hopes, dreams, fears, experience, rants – and no we’re not going to look inside.
Moving right along!
This is my quotes book. (I did an instagram post on this agesss ago) When I read and come across a particularly gorgeous sentence, or a particularly relatable piece of dialogue, then I’ll write it down in this little book.
I’ve so far collected quite an array of lovely quotes to look back on 🙂
AHA. Here we have the most exciting of all the notebooks … my story ideas. Inside, it has absolutely no rhyme, reason, order, or any variation of neat handwriting, but it makes sense to me.
I’ve used this to *loosely* draft two of my stories, and I’ve found it much easier than doing it on the computer – there’s more room for scribbles and explanation marks and heavy underlining. That said, there’s no doubt that it’s faster on the laptop.
Now onto the next one …
This is where I plan my insta posts (tags etc. and when will I ever be organised with this who can know) and my blog posts. I’m planning on using this notebook more for its intended purpose over the next year!
^^^^ explanation: This notebook started out as a whole bunch of random notes that didn’t fit anywhere else. Over a few months it finally evolved to the Social Media book. Hopefully it stays that way!
I use this notebook for my bible studies – writing down any particular verses that I love, or that stood out to me that day. It’s half full of verses now, and I can’t wait to fill it up completely! I find that writing down the verses helps me to retain them better.
This notebook has seen three outdoor camps (soon to be four) and is full of doodles/ emails/ prayers as well as Bible verses, which just makes it all the more precious to me.
AND LOOK!!! The previous three notebooks are all the same size, and I bought/wasgiventhem over a three year period!! (I love it when these things work out like that??? A gazillion yeses.)
Now for the final one …..
My diary. I’ve gone through many over the years, but this has been the best one yet. It has a page for each day, and it’s actually perfect. It’s thick without being too heavy, large without being too large, and I’m in love with the cover. It even has a little pocket for stickers.
I also find that I’ve been using it almost every day, and it’s really helped me to be more productive and stay on top of my due dates (to a certain extent). As seen on the right, I’ve put in sticky notes for each due date and because it’s got a page to a day, it really helps me to keep track of assignments and events and things-that-I-can’t-miss.
I love it I love it I love it!!
So those are the six notebook that I’m currently using almost every day.
What notebooks do you use??