#71. Notebook Collection

In the last 6 months, I’ve done a lot of traveling. One thing that usually comes with traveling are souvenirs. Souvenirs help you remember your experiences in a certain place that you visited.

When I visited Washington DC, I got a notebook from the US capitol. I didn’t know it then, but that was the beginning of a collection. Yesterday, while in Arizona visiting Grand Canyon University, I picked up another souvenir. The souvenir is a small(80 sheet, 7"x5" notebook with the GCU logo and mascot on the front. It’s #2 of my souvenir notebook collection. I actually wrote the first draft of this very article on that notebook.

For every new place I go, every time I am thrown out of my comfort zone,I will get a souvenir notebook to usher in the new beginning. New experiences change who you are and how you behave. Any time I expand my horizons(therefore changing how I think) it should be something celebrate. Since throwing a party for such a common occurrence would be ludicrous, buying a souvenir notebook will have to suffice.

I’ve heard the stories of the men and women constantly scribbling little notes down. I’ve heard about the entrepreneurs, the writers, the multi-millionaires seen constantly scribbling in their little notebooks. I want my collection of scribbles to be as vast as the world’s finest. That’s why I will strive to fill every single souvenir notebook I get, one way or another. Conserving my thoughts is something that is important to me. Who knows when I might need the knowledge written down before. I can already imagine myself 10 years older, referring to something that I’ve written today.

What little things do you guys do to mark important moments in your life? Please share in the comments below. :)

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