5 things. 31 days. 155 reasons to be happy.
The Myfivethings notebook is handmade, and designed specifically to be the perfect size for capturing small moments of gratitude, and to be super portable.
The myfivethings notebook gives you 31 pages—31 days—to get into the habit of collecting positivity and gratitude in a convenient, portable and handmade notebook. That portability means if you feel a little down, you have your book of reflections with you; which help you be more happy and aware of those good things going on in your life!
It's small enough to fit into your wallet or pocket, and big enough to collect your thoughts for the day. The notebook is 2.325 x 3.5", and made using a heavy-weight card-stock cover and high-quality Mohawk Eggshell superfine 104 gsm. Each notebook is then hand-bound by me with a simple and elegant pamphlet stitch.
The notebooks have a printed hand-lettered assortment of covers designed by my friend @goldmedalist (go check her out!)
I'm also super excited that a friend of mine (@bchan.png) has offered to create some beautiful thank you cards which will be winging their way to you.
A little background on me and the project...
My name is Tom, and there are times when I've struggled to stay positive about my life and keep perspective around how fortunate I am for all the good things I have.
To help myself, I have started a habit: every morning when I wake up, I write down 5 things about my life which I appreciate or make me happy. I've found that recognizing those smaller parts of my life, and celebrating them, allowed me to remain more positive and improve how I felt.
I'm pursuing this project because I really want to share this experience with more people, in the hope it can help them also. My hope is: with the 31 days this notebook provides, you will have time to notice an impact and to begin forming a habit for the future.
Risks and challenges
This is my first Kickstarter, but I come from a school which prides itself on it's Entrepreneurial Product Design (EPD) “Always be Hustling” class, in which I am currently enrolled. This gives me access to many great professors who have had huge success on Kickstarter including the creative brains behind the Manual Coffeemaker Nº3 and the Fourneau Bread Oven.
This is a 100% self produced notebook, with all printing and binding done by me.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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