I was reading this New York Times article “Organize the Desk, and the Mind Follows” the other week. And one line grabbed me: “I always have Moleskine notebooks on my desk. I am a big journaler. Every day I write down where I went, who I spoke to and what it was all about. Richard Branson told me to do that.”
The subject of the spotlight article was Alexa Von Tobel, founder of Learnvest.com (hadn’t heard of either name before).
I used to be big on journaling (from the looks of the red dotted line under that word, that word doesn’t seem to exist). Shame I stopped so long ago. I remember keeping great/awful track of my love life in big black leather books I stole from my dad’s office. Then somewhere along the line, maybe when the bad dates stopped, I no longer felt compelled to write, as it often served as great therapy for me in dealing with unrequited love.
Since the dust has finally settled, and our wedding has come and gone, I am re-committing myself to writing. I went to my local bookstore and picked up a new, shiny Moleskine notebook. Red, of course. With a jobhunt in full swing, I feel it can help me keep track of e-mails I’m sending, people I’m talking to and just a fun way to get back in the chair where words and ideas start.
Do you have a Moleskine? Do you keep a journal? Wonder if keeping a diary is sort of an anachronism.
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I can’t remember the last time I’ve heard someone say “I wrote in my diary.”
I don’t have a journal. I wrote lots of notes to friends and I write when things are eating me up. I should start a gratitude journal 🙂
i have a weird obsession with writing lists. they usually consist of daily to dos. they can be as menial as “buy toothpaste” but also more longterm stuff like push book, get agent, etc etc. so i think i’m gonna use this book as a combo of things.