My name is Debs and I am a stationery addict. I love notebooks, planners, pens, pencils and all things stationery.
I have so many notebooks sat around the house without a single word written in them. I know I have a real problem because some are hidden away so hubby doesn’t know they exist!
This week I decided to find all those notebooks, going through drawers, handbags, laptop bags, desk files and book shelves. Let’s just say my stationery addiction diagnosis was confirmed.
Some of them are just beautiful and writing on that first page always seems like a daunting challenge. What if I spell something wrong, what if my letter “k” looks like a “t” or what if I use a pen that runs out?
Notebooks – What can I use them for?
Now I bullet journal but I have to admit to being a bit particular about the books I use for that – I like small lines. Leuchtturm 17 is a favourite, in case you are interested.
As I sat wondering what I could use them for, I started to scroll through Social Media. I found myself doing my usual practice of muttering “fake”, “bull”, “oh really?”, “if only people knew the real you” type comments. Please tell me I am not alone in this practice.
Then it hit me!
I grabbed a book, then grabbed one of my Pilot pens and I started writing. The title on the first page?
Things I think but don’t say
By the end of the first paragraph, I was giggling to myself and by the end of the first page, the tears were streaming down my face and I was seriously considering that I had missed my vocation in life, I should have been a comedian!
You definitely need to try it – the therapy is real!
I don’t want to write these posts on my blog – even though they would probably be very popular. I don’t want to add them to a Facebook post. They are for me. Just therapy. A way of off-loading without offending.
However, if you see a new blog launch anonymously with lots of bitching and sarcastic posts, you may have an idea who is behind it.
What do you use your notebooks for? Give me some ideas on other uses (although I am fairly sure I can fill them all with my unspoken thoughts).