This week’s addict emailed me lots of great photos and thoughts about her notebook obsession. I very much identified with what she says about enjoying the act of writing itself sometimes regardless of what words are being written!
“I have always enjoyed writing for as long as I can remember. Back when I was in middle school I never really wrote about my feelings, but I would fill notebook upon notebooks of quotes that I found on the internet. Then when I got into high school I started writing more and more about personal things. Now and days I usually incorporate doodles and colored pens into my writings. Just a couple days ago I bought some scrapbooking materials to really make my journals pop.
I love my handwriting A LOT, but I enjoy the act of writing way more. It’s just something so therapeutic about it. A lot of times I have wayyyy too much on my mind to spill onto paper, or I don’t have hardly a thing to say .. so my personal writings are far in few. Even when I have nothing to say, I am still in the mood to write so I will write anything from song lyrics, to quotes, to passages from books, to the words or sounds I hear around me to the same word over and over. Something about writing just helps to clear my mind, and it doesn’t matter so much as to what I write, it’s just as long as I am writing it helps me to feel better.
I have always had this weird sort of obsession with school supplies, such as pens, paper and notebooks. Even when I was little I would beg my mom to buy me these things instead of toys. LOL.
The other day while I was at work I came across this website (because I was trying to google if I was the only person with this weird addiction), and to my surprise I was not! I thought I had a lot of notebooks until I saw these notebook addicts of the week. I really need to step it up, BIG TIME! lol.
and I never really knew anything about certain brands of notebooks until I saw this website, I usually just get my notebooks from regular stores such as walmart and target and I pick which one to buy based on the type of paper inside.
I have come to really hate spiral notebooks (despite the fact that the majority of my collection is compiled of spirals). I love college rule, will not write one word on a wide ruled piece of paper. And just recently I have been wanting more blank page notebooks. I just got my first one the other day.
In the picture you can see that I just bought an organizer for my writing habits. The top drawer is filled with pens and markers. The second drawer filled with supplies such as different types of papers, magazines, scissors, washi tape, glue and other creative things. the third drawer has my two REAL journals. The pink one I have had since my freshman year of college (18 years old) [I am now 21]. In the pink one I write my most personal feelings and memories. The black I just bought a few days ago , the blank paged one .. I plan to use this as a more creative journal. I won’t restrict myself as to what goes into this one (I think that’s why most of my books are unfinished because I made such strict standards for them). The black one will be filled with anything I feel like writing. If I can’t think of anything, I will use a list of journal prompts that I have. I am going to try to write something everyday, even if it’s not a lot. In the pictures I share my first 3 pages that I have created thus far in my black book. The last drawer contains all of my other notebooks that I do not use quite as often. A few are completely filled, a few are only halfway filled and some are completely empty. And in my backpack that I take to work there are 4 more notebooks. (the small pink spiral .. my planner ; the blue and gray clipboard notepad .. for work notes ; the wreck this journal .. for when I feel creative at work ; and the slim patterned one .. my “lists notebook”. In my purse is the tiny tiny purple sparkle spiral for things such as grocery lists, or things not to forget.”
Here’s all the photos. Click through to Flickr to see bigger versions.
Thanks for sharing your addiction, Tatiyana!