I’m procrastinating on preparing a presentation for Tuesday. Something like that gets me started tidying my desk. Lurking here and there on my desk and in the cubbies are lots of small notebooks.
I’ve turned up 14 so far. Of course, I have to check inside to see if anything valuable is in each one. I found notes from a trip two years ago, some self-development exercises I’d still like to try, some outdated computer passwords, and a list of books to read someday.
I don’t have time to act on any of these right now, so I’ll bundle the notebooks together and stash them away again. I’ll never run out of things to do in this lifetime. If I should, I can just grab a notebook and flip to a random page.
This behavior seems to run in our family. Mom had quite a collection of little notebooks too. How about you? Do you have a stash of notebooks too?
(Originally published on Bubblews, January 2015 – by Virginia Allain)