A few days ago I received the latest installment in my Field Notes annual subscription: the “Ignition” notebook. I think there are probably a lot of people out there that would like these notebooks. The package included 2-sets of 3 notebooks. Each set includes two 26-week date books and one checklist notebook. You can see what the datebooks look like in the image above. One touch I really like is the text at the bottom of each spread of pages. In the image above, I have the first datebook open to the center spread, and the text at the bottom reads, “You’ve reached the center spread… congratulations, it’s “Staple Week!”
The quarterly kit also came with a 2022 subscriber calendar, 3 stainless steel page and line markers and a yellow Field Notes pen to match.
As it happened, I had just started a new Field Notes notebook before this one arrived. I picked the “Wood Working” notebook from the Workshop Companion edition series and this one should last me at least through the end of the year. I am tempted to use the date books beginning in 2022 as a way of keeping off my phone, but we’ll see. There is so much stuff that goes into our shared family calendar it would be impractical to transfer that information to the date book each day. Plus, I don’t want to have to carry around two notebooks.
That said, notebooks like this make great gifts, and I think I know someone who could use a notebook like this to help keep track of things: the Little Man. Now that he is halfway through middle school, he could benefit from jotting down things he has to do each day. First thing on the list: remember to turn out the lights!
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