Definition: Vade Mecum (pronounced "wa-dA-‘mE-kum); Latin; noun
1. A favorite book carried everywhere; a handbook of useful information kept at one's side. lit. 'go with me'
Why I love this word:
Firstly, notice the pronunciation of this word. It's wa-day, not va-day. Now we can focus on the meaning of this word and why I love it. I always carry a Moleskin notebook with me wherever I go. I actually have multiple notebooks used for multiple things. I'm very old-fashioned, and prefer to physically write things down. I have one notebook that is my daily to-do list, and another small notebook I carry with me to jot down thoughts that randomly come to me as I live out my days. At the end of let's say a week or a month, I come back to this notebook, take a look at my random moments and thoughts throughout that time frame and I feel inspired all over again. Then, I begin to write.
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