If you opened any of the boxes in my storage, you’d find a multitude of different notebooks.
Some of these notebooks have decorative covers, some were simple spiral bound college ruled affairs.
Some would have many indecipherable scrawls covering a few months of time. Many more would showcase the era when I copied Jeanene Mitchell’s handwriting with her distinctive lowercase e’s.
The end of each notebook’s life was marked by frustration. In an era where digital wasn’t quite mainstream, I began to understand my ability to handwrite my thoughts was substantially outpaced by my ability to think.
Regardless, they were all attempts at capturing the story of my life.
The reason most of them stopped dead in their tracks…I knew I had something to say, but finding a way to say this while also capturing the very normal life you lead…well, that’s hard. So rather than trying, I abandoned my daily journal and recordkeeping.
Project Sticky Note was born of the realization that the lessons of my life were passing me by without appropriate attention. I recorded these on sticky notes, focused on writing about each in the context of my own life.
What has appeared to date on this blog have been more fully formed ideas or concepts and life principals that have become important to me. Even when the posts seem chaotic and lacking development, I promise you they have rattled around in my head for a great long while before they appear here.
While I attempt to form more fully considered concepts, my life continues and I’ve not captured that day to day context here.
Starting today, on Sunday, I’ll record my answers to a few consistent “questions” or prompts and sometimes maybe ad-lib a little.
You can find this in the Journal section moving forward.