January 5, 2014 - Grapevine, TX. Work notebooks circa 2011-13.
Nowadays it's old school to write on paper, but [bxA] the thought of keeping electronic notes slays me. I love the spirals and the covers and the college rule and my favorite blue ballpoint pens...and the pockets where I cram bits of paper that transport me back in time.
Today I organized the work notebooks I've been throwing in bins for almost three years. I tried not to get swept into the memories of the notes or preoccupied by the unfinished tasks.
Not sure why I used heart-shaped post-its for these peculiar 'things to do.' I did, eventually and surely at the last minute, complete my 2011 taxes. I didn't tend to the executrix issue so I believe I lost the gig. Not sure if I meant "resume life" as in start living again, or update my resume ("CV") to reflect my current life.
I probably meant start living again because 2012 wasn't a piece of cake, but, I'm not sure I did such a good job of that in 2013. It's been feast for famine.
I went to Nigeria in 2013, which was definitely a feast phase. My sister and I hosted my parents' 50th wedding anniversary party in Boston last summer, another feast.
Not much to say about the famines.
Oh, and this notebook is a gift I got from Martha Beck on a life coaching retreat early last year where I learned what it means to be a Wayfinder.
"We are the music makers, and we are the dreamers of dreams."
- Arthur O'Shaughnessy