A day for everything: #NationalNotebookDay 2016

My 2015-2016 academic calendar, English & Hebrew (for practicing). Can't believe it's coming to an end. Last semester (Summer term) classes begin Tuesday, May 31. Teaching two and research work ongoing concurrently.

My 2015-2016 academic calendar, English & Hebrew (for practicing). Can't believe it's coming to an end. Last semester (Summer term) classes begin Tuesday, May 31. Teaching two and research work ongoing concurrently.

I have confessed on many occasions: I love office supplies - particularly pens and notebooks. So I was surprised to find out it’s National Notebook Day and I didn’t know it. 

Really - it’s a thing. 

At least starting today.

National Notebook Day 2016 celebrates pen on paper -  and thus the corresponding creative thought that goes into each pen or pencil stroke.

My life is organized by notebook and I’ve given some thought to adding journaling to my note taking and planning practices. 

As there’s no time like the present to begin, here’s a short how-to and picture showing you how I got started. I wrote this post to record a memory and help appreciate living with purpose but you could write about your goals, create a to-do list or celebrate counting down to something you’re looking forward to.

1.  Consider a moment that honors your efforts to live every moment with purpose. 

2.  Write about it in your head. 

3.  Spread out your supplies. I have my planner, Bic felt liners and Papermate Inkjoys. 

4.  Write.  

5.  Add pics.

Stack of notebooks and pencil/marker/pen case. Arc notebooks from Staples. Passion Planner for 2016-2017 academic year (YIKES - planning for that already), this year's academic planner from an Israeli stationary shop in Zichron Yaakov and a new blue notebook from a Walmart display I happened upon yesterday.

Stack of notebooks and pencil/marker/pen case. Arc notebooks from Staples. Passion Planner for 2016-2017 academic year (YIKES - planning for that already), this year's academic planner from an Israeli stationary shop in Zichron Yaakov and a new blue notebook from a Walmart display I happened upon yesterday.

Sit back and admire your work.

Consider sharing with a friend or on Instagram (I'm @amyritchart) using the hashtag #nationalnotebookday.

For a list of companies celebrating #nationalnotebookday click this link: . For a look at my favorite planner click this link: .

Amy is grateful for the sun, her friends and a 17-year-old daughter and her bff who think enough of her to invite her on their #feelinlikeferris adventure.