“I’m unpredictable, I never know where I’m going until I get there, I’m so random, I’m always growing, learning, changing, I’m never the same person twice. But one thing you can be sure of about me; is I will always do exactly what I want to do.” ~ C. JoyBell C.
In my last post I mentioned that there are so many books and so little time to explore them all. I have a notebook and a set of pens by my bed. Inisde, I jot down ideas and thoughts that warrant a bit of research to develop them more fully.
It may range from frivolous to serious, fanciful to practical and includes:
- specific books I want to read
- authors whose work I’ve enjoyed reading
- directions to somewhere
- ideas for gardening
- how-to tips for DIY projects
- medical procedures
- work-related searches
- gift ideas for specific someones
- decorating ideas
- sewing ideas, fabrics or plans
- quotes from books being read or having been read that I enjoyed
- Song lyrics
- doodles and drawings
- angles and planes of architecture
- diffuser recipes for essential oils
The Title Page of my Notebook says simply, “Things I Want to Know.” While it may seem simplistic, it is actually the absolute truth. It is a hodgepodge of ideas and thoughts that complement the mental mash-up that is my brain and anyone looking through it would have a better understanding of who I am.
Maybe it the sociology and psychology-loving part of me that finds people so interesting, but I wish everyone had such a book. It is rather odd that as infants and young children, we are encouraged (usually) to explore the world around us. Once we reach school age tho, it seems to change – we are told to be quiet, hush up, focus, pay attention and the desire to explore and learn is squashed.
As adults we make excuses. I’m too busy, too tired, too hungry, too . . .anything. Most would rather plop in front of the television and stare slack-jawed into the screen than pick up a hobby or read a book. I will say, this whole pandemic thing has caused more people to get outside and exercise. And sewing . . .it took me three stops at three different stores to find a sewing machine for the Missouri home.
The Book of What I Want to Know is a wonderful addition to any home library. Create yours today.