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New notebooks

A couple of days ago I treated myself to some new stationary. I had a voucher burning a hole in my pocket, and it seemed like the absolute best way to spend it.

IMG_20151014_101725054_HDRLately, I’ve been doing a lot more writing by hand, and a few of my go-to notebooks are getting depleted. I was so happy to find a replacement for one of them! This is the ‘strangers’ notebook. I totally relate to the girl – head in a book, ignoring other people…

IMG_20151014_101739776What I love most about this book though is that it’s spiral bound, with easy to tear out pages, broken into several different sections. The pages are a little browner than my Beatles notebook (which is down to about 5 blank pages and some notes…) and the tab colours more muted, which I adore. Oh bliss. I can’t wait to start using it, though I’m going to finish off my old faithful first!

IMG_20151014_101835433After finding that, I spotted this one. It was plastic wrapped, so I had no idea if it was lined or what I might find inside. When I got home I was pleasantly surprised.

IMG_20151014_102052986First of all, the word on the front spoke to me. This year has been a lot about me figuring out who I am, who I want to be. Shucking off other peoples expectations and challenging my assumptions about myself. (You can read a post I wrote about that here if you want). I’m still working on that (I may always be working on that), but it felt like something I wanted to buy, so I did.

IMG_20151014_102106896It’s a lovely notebook, full of blank pages with that same message ‘be’ on the bottom of every single one. It’s perfect for personal journaling.

IMG_20151014_102130938Last, but not least, I was tempted by a lovely purple (seriously, it is purple, not sure how my camera captured is as this colour! lol) planner for next year! It feels really early for me to be getting soIMG_20151014_102144119mething like this (I tend not to think about it until, you know, March), but when I found one that laid out a whole month at a time I needed to get it.

I really want to be better at tracking things, and I find that writing them down with a pen rather than on a digital document works for me. I have all my proposed deadlines in an online calendar, but I want to put my actual/achieved timelines into this paper one. Might sound like a weird system, but I have a feeling it’s going to work for me. Rather than looking at everything going on in my online calendar, I’ll be able to go ‘Look! I published a book here here and here’, or whatever.

I’m really happy with my purchases, and I can’t wait to start using them. A writer can never have too many notebooks, right?

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2 thoughts on “New notebooks”

  1. I agree. One can never have too many notebooks. Especially if those notebooks allow me to indulge in my fountain pen usage. 🙂

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