Back in March I got my first set of Field Notes and I recently completed my first notebook with them. I love writing in notebooks but in the past I’ve struggled with two problems: trying to separate different things into different notebooks and forgetting the notebook. Field Notes encourages you to put everything in one place, saying:
“I’m not writing it down to remember it later, I’m writing it down to remember it now”
And they fit in your pocket so you always have it with you.
I used mine for everything:
I used it for math and recipes:
I used it for scheming:
I used it for sketching:
I used it for derivations:
I used it for more scheming:
I used it to figure out fractals:
I really loved having this on me all the time. I was able to keep track of a lot more of my ideas and I reduced the random scraps of paper that usually accumulate and have to try to hold onto. It doesn’t replace a full lab notebook for writing down detailed setups but I don’t do that very often and I know when I am going to do that. This is perfect for that aha moment you have in the middle of a plane ride or sitting out in a backyard watching your dog get tangled up again and again. I plan on using these over and over again.
Oh and I’ve switched around the pocket I carry it around in and its already reducing the wear and tear a bit.