I carry around my little notebook everywhere I go. I write down ideas, thoughts, inspiration, conversations, anything that I want to recall at a later date. Whenever I get a quiet moment, I enjoy flipping through one of my oldies (but goodies) and seeing what I thought was important on 9/21/2011 or what I learned on 7/1/2014. Filled with quotes, advice and lists, it is a tangible timeline of my personal and professional growth.
What started off as a way to combat short-term memory loss quickly evolved into a passion for cataloging my thought processes and progress. Unlike a diary, each notebook portrays an objective record of mental ramblings, musings and insights. Like a textbook for "Life University," it tracks my most precious moments and allows me to get back inside my head to re-educate and re-iterate important lessons.
With dozens of books stacked away for safe keeping, I look forward to one day organizing all the nuggets of wisdom and pinpointing the exact date that I became the person I am today.