Having gone through school studying art, I had many sketchbooks. Having gone through school I've had many notebooks. I found that I felt so restricted with my thoughts and ideas. Can I write in my sketchbook? My teachers didn't in theirs. And if I draw in my notebook it will be harder to stay focused in class. These were silly 'rules' I see now. Not that I thought of them as rules, I never really thought of it at all. I was always just frustrated that I didn't have anything that fit me. I found myself writing and drawing on loose sheets of paper so that I wouldn't fuddle up my books. Then I'd lose everything.
Finally, after 26 years of figuring life out I've discovered that I don't need rules (haha, just kidding, I mean I need rules, just not on how to use my notebooks). I've adapted my little book here to fit whatever I want to put in it, and it doesn't complain.
This one is a Pentalic, but Moleskine are beautiful as well.
It even has a little pocket in the back cover to hide love notes and secrets.
Drawings, designs, jewelry, ideas, boredom, notes, inspirational thoughts from church.
It all goes down.
And I love it.