In this digital age, where everything is stored on a computer’s hard drive, smart phones, and other devices, I still cling to an obsession I’ve had from a young age: notebooks. Slabs of paper bound between two covers. Despite modern flourishes, I still love writing in long hand and I refuse to surrender my love for good old-school notebooks.
I still remember gravitating towards the school supplies department perusing through notebooks and journals to see if there is anything I can take home with me (much like how a puppy begs for you to take it home with you). I love looking over vintage journals and the feel of paper inside. I’ve tried my hardest to resist the temptation of adding another journal to my growing collection but more often than not, I fail. 😂
A blank journal is much like a canvas for artists. Its pages are waiting to be filled with possibilities. From moleskin leather journals, hardbound notebooks to dollar store notebooks and composition books with quotes on the cover, I find notebooks a treasure trove of ideas, memories and your thoughts in their most raw form. The first blank pages are always the hardest to write on. I find it incredibly hard to write anything without perfecting every stroke of my handwriting. I had a shelf full of blank notebooks and planners back home in the Philippines that I’ve accumulated over the years. I guess for a writer, when it comes to notebooks and pens, you can never have too many!
What about you guys? Do you have a notebook-obsession too? I for sure do!