My notebooks are a place where I write without worry or care. I don’t think about whether people will like them. I don’t second guess how I might be coming across. They are personal and no one reads them but me.
They are filled with beautiful things. I cut out images I love and great snippets of writing I find here and there. My notebooks are filled with things I find interesting and ideas I want to think about further or hold on to. They are very Lainie.
It’s where I write for me, which is something that I would love to be able to do with my blog. I’m just not comfortable in my own skin yet to just lay it all out there. I’ll get there. But I do think it would be cool if my blog simply became a digital version of my notebooks. A random collection of beautiful and interesting things.
So as a first step in that direction, I’m going to start sharing pieces of my notebooks with you. Which is quite the change – going from no one reading it to anyone being able to read it. Let’s see how I do.
Note: You might also notice that I changed the name of my blog. Instead of Hodgepodge I’ve decided to change it to Very Lainie. I’ll write a blog post soon to explain why.