I have a bit of habit of compartmentalizing things. Things being ideas in my head, notebook uses, organizing objects. Sometimes that's a good thing. Sometimes it keeps me organized and able to find what I want when I need it. Sometimes the compartments I use end up being arbitrary, though, and actually splinter these things into theoretically good but actually not useful entities. I used a lot of words right there, but it's not that wordy in my head. It's hard to know how to explain it. But all my art notebooks have been an example of trying to stay "organized" but ending up putting a lot of energy into finding the "right book" or trying to fit what I want to do to the theme of a book or just getting stuck with the quantity of stuff. So maybe, I'm thinking, maybe this new journal style is so liberating because I am not trying to parse out my ideas into the "right" spaces. Maybe.
Not that I don't go all crazy and still work every which where, when I want.