Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Confessions of a Notebook Addict

I must confess; I am addicted to notebooks. This picture just covers the trusty notebooks that I use on a regular basis for organization and brainstorming.

Starting from the top:
  • 2014 Notebook: A tiny notebook to carry in my bag for quick notes and calendar updates. Of course, I use the Google calendar on my phone and online but it’s much more polite to whip out a calendar when out with friends. I also use it to keep track of birthdays and those doctor appointments scheduled 6 months out and otherwise forgotten. 
  • 2013 Notebook: It’s only January so I’m still hauling around this Field Notes notebook. I completely identify with the Field Notes slogan: “I’m not writing it down to remember it later, I’m writing it down to remember it now.” Plus their notebooks, remind me of the ones carried by my farmer Grandfather. 
  • Startup Institute Chicago Notebook: Pretty notebook from Lotta Jansdotter chock full of notes from awesome instructors and coffee chats taken as part of the Startup Institute Chicago. I only have a few pages left so I guess that means I need to schedule more meetings, get a job and start a new notebook. 
  • FUNerosity Notebook: I’m using this one for my work on a side project startup called FUNerosity. We are in the midst of a piloting a non-profit focused crowdfunding site that aims to make it easier for organizations to raise funds. I’ve been working on it since June and it’s amazing how far we’ve come. 
  • Marketeer Notebook: A pretty floral notebook for my HubSpot Inbound certification class notes. It’s a fun juxtaposition to take notes in a very old school notebook while watching classes online.
  • Sewing Notebook: A spiral notebook purchased by my Mom during her school supply stockpiling days. This notebook is full of sketches, measurements and sewing tips. 
  • Evernote: Via my laptop and my phone. Evernote is great for notetaking when you need to type fast. I also use it to copy articles and webpages for reading and referencing in the future. 

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