Life is pretty crazy right now, I have to say. I’m on the cusp of graduating high school, working 3 jobs to pay for college, and still trying to maintain semi-normal sleep patterns?? Keyword trying. Anyways, with all this craziness it’s really hard to find time to do the things I love: sing, make art, write, dance, relax. This is where the tiny notebook comes in, yet again. Like I talked about in my last post, the tiny notebook is a way for me to get through the monotonous boredom of working in a call center, but now it’s purpose has grown even further. I’ve started even writing poetry while working, which is great because it’s something I don’t often find time for but is something I love to do. My poems are pretty mundane, but they’re personal to me. It’s a way to reflect on the day and capture it in my memory. Poetry to me is like a journal, and finding a way to incorporate it into my daily life is a great way to make myself actually do it. If I’m not doing creative things regularly, my soul feels starved and I feel like half a person. But that’s just who I am and what I enjoy. Everyone has their own different thing that is food for their soul, whether it be going out into nature, a certain activity, exercise. It’s painful to not have these things we love in our lives, especially because of timing. This is why I’m encouraging all of you to have your own tiny notebook version of the activities you love, and make them a priority. Think of little ways to incorporate it into your life, even if you have to shift things around or discover a creative way to find time to do it.