Taking note of useful ideas

Creativity can be such a blessing and even a curse at times. For as long as I can remember, I have always carried around a little black book, solely for the purpose of writing things down. Well, what else would you use it for?

Things that pop in my head from time to time such as shopping list reminders, ideas that need to be worked on, funny things I see whilst out and about and often things that I overhear in conversation.

Often if I don’t write them down, they are forgotten and disappear into the ether, to be lost forever. Which has happened on many occasions, therefore the little black book is so important.

Throughout the house I probably have no fewer that 60 such books. I even have one on the bedside table as good ideas have a habit of popping into my head just before I fall off to sleep.

The only thing is – I wish I had better handwriting, as often I write so fast it’s not always easy to work out what I have written and that causes a great deal of frustration.

This exercise can be a great source of pleasure and entertainment in years to come as looking back will often churn up colourful memories.

But then, nostalgia is not what it used to be, is it?