I want to read and learn all I can, write thoughtfully and truthfully, live according to reason and ever more mature wisdom, and savor every wonderful little gift of life.
I am always on the search for the perfect notebook system. What I’m looking for is the most effective way to organize my papers and notebooks, especially my at-hand/carry-around papers containing my writing notes and ideas. I’ve done binders, portfolios, loose file folders, multi-subject notebooks, and on and on.
But a few months ago, I realized something: the search for the perfect notebook system is the perfect notebook system!
For me, organizing papers is a big part of both the fun and the process of writing. So now I’m letting myself just have fun with it and change up my system as much as I want to.
It’s always a delicious feeling to realize that, in some area, my best practice is not to squelch my natural tendencies but to encourage them!