On our last trip to Goodwill, K bought a busload of Post-It® notes. Literally. It’s the classroom value pack. We’re set on small, square, self-sticking note-taking devices for a while. If you haven’t heard the story, the history of how they were invented is pretty cool.
All of that to say, I’m a long-time fan of the things and admittedly pretty excited for K’s find.
They obviously have a million* uses. One way I’ve used them is by writing myself a little mantra and sticking it to my computer. The simpler the better. Personally, I strive for three or fewer words. The one I had the last few years I was with REI read: Practice restraint. That still applies today, in a lot of ways. But it’s been replaced. I can only have one, after all.
What I’ve had gracing my computer now for a while is from K. She left it for me once when she used to head over the mountains for three days to work, also at REI. It says: Play your music loud. Like ‘Practice restraint,’ that means a lot of things to me. Have fun. Don’t take myself too seriously. Also and more obviously, play my music loud when no one is home.
* give or take…