May 15, 2011 § 1 Comment
I love journals and I try to write in mine everyday. To be honest, I’m obsessed with journals and this is my latest obsession: The Moleskine Book Journal.
I bought this journal to keep track of all the books I’ve read and to keep track of the ones that I plan on reading. It has pages (in alphabetical order) that you can use to write your reflections about the books you’re read.
It comes with this cute bookmark as wells labels you can use to personalize the additional blank pages.
I’m an avid book reader and I hope that I’ll put this journal to good use this summer since I’ll have more time to read.
March 10, 2011 § Leave a Comment
Recently, I’ve been feeling more inspired to write while I’m at work. This is strange because my job is the least creative or inspiring place. I spend most days looking at spreadsheets and concentrating on numbers to make sure everything balances. There is a complexity to the processes I have to follow and attention to detail is key. I’ve become disciplined in not letting my mind wander. Since I’m so focused on my tasks, there isn’t time for creative thought.
Yet, my mind is rebelling. Every morning I seem to be full of ideas and I find myself quickly writing them down. These ideas inspire me and I have a strong desire to write. Sadly, it isn’t possible for me to do this and there are many times when I feel that I miss opportunities to write something beautiful.
I wonder if these moments are happening more often at work as a way to refresh me and to help me to feel positive. I must admit that these ideas are welcomed and they seem to help relieve the stress that I feel during the day. I’m also wondering if in a strange way my job is my muse. It’s an interesting thought and my job seems to be the place where I’m suddenly the most creative. I’ve never thought of my muse as being the place where I work but I’ve decided to accept this and to enjoy the moments of creativity it brings.