Every week, Moleskinerie features a personal blurb by one Moleskine user from around the world, as part of the site’s Snapshot column. Being an avid Moleskiner, I thought it would be fun if I wrote a blurb for myself, so I copied the questions from the website, and posted my answers below.

Readers – feel free to share your own answers!

Age: 23

Current Location: Bay Area, CA

Job: Office rat, and an aspiring writer

Website: From Elliott With Love!

1) What is your current Moleskine notebook?

I have two — a large plain journal and a large weekly planner. I’m also considering investing in a large sketchbook for my sketches and doodles.

2) How do you use your notebook?

I use the journal as a personal diary. I try not to write in it every day by default, because I don’t want the journal to be a dry archive of daily happenings that I don’t really care about. I want it to be a reservoir of memories and opinions, so that when I flip back to an entry several years down the road, I can see how much (or little) I’ve changed, or even be reminded of a scrap of wisdom that I had since forgotten!

As for the planner, I use it to record my weekly engagements, and daily to-do lists. The to-do list keeping was something I picked up this year. I’m so glad I did — I’m much more organized and productive now!

3) What’s the next place you plan to take your notebook to?

If no bars hold, someplace foreign and exciting, like London, Paris, or any major city in Europe. Realistically? Probably the Starbucks down the street.

4) What do you want to tell the world?

John 3:16. Jesus Christ is the best and greatest news you’ll ever hear.

5) Where will you and your notebook be in 5 years?

I have no idea! Five years is a long time, and plans do have a tendency to change drastically, and sometimes at a second’s notice. But wherever I end up, I hope that I’ll be wiser, more joyful, and more productive, living life with more zeal and purpose than today. I hope that my trusty Moleskine will be a testament to that.


2 thoughts on “Snapshot”

  1. Hi Jennifer!

    I really like that idea about keeping a diary of thoughts and opinions and musings. I used to keep a journal, but I got tired of it since my days didn’t always differ from each other. I’m going to keep your idea in mind for the future.

    1. Hi Marissa! Thanks for dropping by. It’s exciting to get comments, especially from friends.

      Good luck on any future journaling endeavors! I am a big proponent of journaling, so I will shamelessly encourage you here to give it another go.

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