As a teenager I always wanted my own large whiteboard for my bedroom wall. To scrawl story ideas and things I needed to remember quickly in place that was hard to miss. And just under two years ago, I finally bought one, with enough space to write lots of keywords for memory and extra space left to spare…well, you know. If I didn’t write words so gosh darn big. 😄 It’s honestly been a great addition to my life, and I thought I’d do a little tour of my whiteboard just for fun!
This is a legit look at my whiteboard you guys; I didn’t clean it up for you, or rearrange a bunch of stuff, or even try to make this look symmetrical. I’m honestly a big slob by nature and I really only care when I can’t find something. 😄 (but ask my mom, I’ve improved greatly since 2001. 😉 )
Oh, here it is. XD
Now, for a simple size comparison, here it is above my little desk and surrounded by my words of inspiration. xD
Firstly, I have several colored pens that I use. I think some people assign meanings to colors, but honestly if my board is simply lacking color, I just grab one to write my current thought. I bought a magnetic little mesh container that I keep my cleaner, fine-tipped pens, and all my story-inspiration dice in. Extra magnets not in use are pushed to side near the pens as well.
The main use, of course, for my whiteboard is to write stuff on. If you can’t tell, I have some super random stuff scribbled out. Right now, I have a note to remind me to practice Amazing Grace on the piano, and “battery” circled to remind myself I DESPERATELY need to buy a new laptop battery. I also wrote out a reminder to scrub the bathroom floors and the shower when my knees feel better. I didn’t get a good picture of it, but I also have a list of blog post ideas formed in blue too. 😄
1 My white board also holds things I get from friends. My dear friend Robyn in Canada sent me this cute Halloween print she created last October and I still have it up above my laptop. ❤
2. My best friend’s mom made me the cutest stationary for my birthday last year and I’ve used many of them! But I keep one up here because A) it’s so adorable, colors pop, and I just really like looking at it, and B) so I don’t accidentally mail them all away. xD I want to keep at least one!
3. And then from last semester I still have my note card of words my fellow students had said were things they thought of when they think of me. My professor told us all to put our cards where we’d see them and be reminded of our strengths and affirmative words that people tell us. So of course, mine goes on my whiteboard. I still feel really happy when I remember them all telling me they could see I was very upbeat and smart and passionate and out of the box. ❤
Next up to highlight are my many magnets! I have a ton of Kuroko’s Basketball magnets that I fawn over. 😄 I have a wonderful Doctor Who magnet from my dear girl friend Ashley, and then I’ve bought my Hogwarts, Totoro, and Cruella De Ville magnets at comic-cons! Sometimes these guys keep stickers and trading cards in place, but I don’t have any of those up right now.
These aren’t on my actual whiteboard, but they are a part of my workstation. I especially likethe two on dreaming, “Don’t Wait for Sleep to Start Dreaming” followed by “Dreams Don’t Work Unless You Do.” ❤
And that’s all the pictures I snapped with my iPod Touch. 😄 I love my whiteboard, and I highly recommend getting one if you’re a writer or if you’re like me with a beautiful scatter brain. ❤ Do you have a whiteboard? What do you use it for?