My daughter and I have made some lovely notebooks over the weekend. I’m thinking of making lots of them for gifts, and personalising them for each recipient.
I think it’s really important to write about your life. My Grandmothers were a great influence in my life, my Grandfathers both served in World War Two. I feel I owe it to all of my grandparents to honour their lives, and to write it down. Every single life means something.
I need to categorise, so I’m making a journal to write all my childhood memories. Wonderful times spent with parents, grandparents and how they shaped my life. I will have a page that will take the reader through their homes. A sort of sensory journey. I still remember everything so vividly.
Then I have another notebook for daydreaming, whatever I need to put down. This usually occurs before bedtime, so it rests on my side cupboard, ready to go. Beautiful quotes, a sentence from a radio interview, or a movie. Whatever inspires me, moves me, and maybe I can use in future writing projects.
My daughter made a memory book of moments that mean something to her.
So, dear readers, how many notebooks do you have, and what do you use them for?