Index Cards, Scrapbooks, Journals and A Commonplace Book

Riveting reading! at  https://ryanholiday.net/how-and-why-to-keep-a-commonplace-book/ while I was researching how to keep better notes. Oh, lost ideas to the universe! (I just learned how to input a link – embarrassed emoji heheh)

I keep a few spots for notes and jotting ideas down, sometimes I can’t find things, and sometimes the thought/idea passes before I can write it down. So I thought I’d research a new system.

This lead me to the stationery store, which led me to rainbow index cards, and now I’m carrying one around in my back pocket.  They get used everyday!  Thank-you Anne Lamott! https://www.amazon.ca/Bird-Some-Instructions-Writing-Life/dp/0385480016  I really enjoy her writing. Hopefully, it produces a lot of writing.

Also, of riveting watching, Austin Kleon’s vid to promo his new journal, which showcases the journals and notes of many of the greats.  Awesome! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pktz3rPM2QI   When I see stuff like this, I get lost in ideas and big dreams.  “Go confidently in the direction of your dreams!  Live the life you have imagined.  As your simplify your life, the laws of the Universe will be simpler.” – Thoreau

Today I visited my sisters and her many lovely children.  I really like getting out there, out of town, to the wood stove, and strictly Tetley tea. Due to their monitored screen time, they spend a lot of time doing crafts, making things, colouring things, cutting things, and etc etc. There are always many pictures to show and creations to preen over.

Today’s project to show was their scrapbooks. Memories, stickers, candy wrappers, candy pictures, candy bowls, maps, and pictures.  I loved it.  It made me want to make my own scrapbook. Which I thought that was what my bullet journal was gonna sorta be…but I forget to write in it..sometimes…maybe I don’t have to write everyday. Because momentous things don’t happen every day.  The hours and the minutes, they are the seasonings of the main dish.  Season every layer!

Author: Ani

Entering into mid-life, mother of 3, soon-to-be empty nester, preparing for a hopefully minimalistic future and adventures!!
This blog could be as haphazard as my life – Danger Will Robinson! lol
Perhaps haphazard is a little extreme. A little vehicle swerve here and there. My primary hope is only that we’re laughing while banging our head on the window! ;)

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