Writing it Down

Writing it Down

So as many of you know, I’m a writer. And not just in the sense of my profession of being a writer, but more in the fact that I like to write things down. A lot.

If you know anything about me, I love notebooks! Some might even say I have an obsession with them. I currently have more notebooks than I’m using; I just buy the ones I like and stick them in my closet with the hopes that I’ll use them one day. And I promise I will! (Side note: how cool would a notebook library be?)

I used to have one that was more my book ideas/plot planning/story ideas, etc. and then an everyday one for lists of things to do. These days my book writing notebook is kind of non-existent and I find myself reaching for my phone memos more and more, especially with a new and updated smart phone, for my every day lists.

But I still prefer to write things down. I’ll even do it twice if it means I can write it down in my notebook. It might sound weird, but when I look back on these notebooks later on, it feels like they’re almost windows into my life at the time. Whether it’s grocery lists, things-to-do lists, blogging ideas lists, etc., it definitely reminds me what was going on my life at the time.

More than that, I still prefer the feeling of a pen in my hand as my the ink forms the words. There’s just something so therapeutic about it! I also find that I remember things more when I write them down.

In addition to my notebook, I like to have an agenda or a planner as well. It might seem redundant but I like seeing things according to timing. It’s great to make things-to-do lists, but unless you specify the day or week you need to get them done by, it’s kind of useless. So I’ve become obsessed with these super cute agendas from Chapters. They have the cutest colourful illustrations and come with stickers! And since I’m clearly still an elementary school student inside, I love having an agenda. ๐Ÿ˜›

I feel like I’m part of a dying population though, since everyone prefers to use the computer or their phones. My husband often tells me I’m wasting paper too with my notebook obsession. But I can’t help myself! Putting things on paper still helps me think better. ๐Ÿ™‚

What about you? Do you still like writing things down with pen and paper? Or do you think it’s a totally useless (and environmentally destructive) medium?

Let me know in the comments below!

Thanks for reading,


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  1. Natalie says:

    I also love notebooks! I have to force myself not to buy them though because I’m one of those people who will buy a notebook, use 10 pages, and then never pick it up again. I’ve tried SO MANY times to stick with one notebook to the end, but I just can’t! I’ve put myself on a ban where I am not allowed to buy a new notebook until I fill one up more then 3/4 full. So, alas, I stare at notebooks from afar and imagine they are mine lol

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