I had a guest illustrator join me in my notebook this week. Our almost four year old loves to draw so I gave him paper and pencils while I sat down to add some details to my weekly page. He kindly offered to show me how to draw some fish and I happily accepted that offer.
Last week, I had a conversation with a notebook friend about journaling and documenting. She shared her plans to move from a larger, page per day format to a smaller notebook with a weekly set up. She said, “I’m better at documenting than journaling.” We talked about her attempts to write morning pages and journal. I thought about her words a lot this last week. I think I am more comfortable with documenting. I like looking back to see when I started a book or knitting project, what little tasks I was doing or having notes about the weather.
My reading notebook is becoming less of a list of titles and more of a journal with notes about how I found a book, background about the authors, and quotes, passages, and ponderings. I also have a notebook that I am using as I read, watch, listen, and learn about things like racism, poverty, and scripture. Lots of notes and questions, questions, questions.
Where do you land? Journaling, documenting, a little of both?