I remember reading an article (in some women’s magazine, I think?) about a person who bought a new pair of white Keds every time they felt they needed a fresh start. I think I do the same thing with Moleskine journals.
I’ve been using Moleskines for nearly five years. I’ve used them as agendas, daily planners, travel planners, travel journals, sketchbooks, scrapbooks, pensieves, quote journals, reading journals, video planners, to-do lists, school notebooks, work notebooks… you name it.
But not once have I filled a Moleskine cover to cover.
There isn’t necessarily a problem in that. It’s remarkable how freeing and motivating it can be to start fresh with a new notebook. Yet I can’t help but feel some regret looking at all these half-filled journals. In each of these is a forgotten idea, an abandoned project, moments of losing motivation or losing myself.
I really don’t like New Year’s resolutions, but I’ll admit that I started a new Moleskine today and I’m quietly setting a goal to fill the whole book.
Do you do something when you need a fresh start?