First, I'd like to thank this article written by Maxie McCoy for The College Prepster and for inspiring everything about this post.
After years of looking at the beautiful displays in bookstores, I finally purchased a Moleskine notebook. I spent ten minutes carefully choosing which notebook to buy, and I settled on the large, black Classic Notebook with plain paper. Even though I cringed when handing over my credit card (I am a college student, after all), I'm so glad I bought it. I'm having some trouble filling it in, though.
So far, I only have two pages, and they're not even completely filled in. On the first page, I attached this photo, and on the second page, I've started doodling random thoughts in Arabic. In case I haven't already mentioned this, I began taking Arabic classes this year, and I'm completely in love. And sometimes, I just feel like writing in Arabic, just because the script is so fun.
I also have another notebook that I've been using, which is more of a "draft" book (I'm trying to keep my Moleskine neat and pretty--for now). I'm not sure what brand it is, but I received it as a free gift from a Her Campus x People StyleWatch event on campus. I use it to jot down questions to ask at career info sessions (and their answers), new Arabic words I learn at conversation hours, and other interesting notes. For example, I went to see Jill Dougherty speak at the University of Michigan's Freer Symposium: Arts of the Arab Spring. She talked about her time reporting in Libya and the connection between the graffiti and political dissent, and made many interesting points. There were also things she mentioned that I wanted to look up at a later time.
For now, between my two notebooks and this blog, I'm just trying to figure out where to put what, so bear with me!