There are two types of people in this world: those who love buying notebooks/journals etc and those who judge people for buying them. I’m most definitely the first type, hence the reason for this entire post.
Let’s begin with the humble journal, something which I believe is useful for everyone, especially a writer.
I always loved the idea of sitting on a window seat, gazing outside at the lovely scenery and neatly writing in a vintage leather bound book. Despite this entire fantasy not becoming true, I have still found the act of keeping a journal to be really worthwhile. However, it was only when I received this maroon one for my 16th birthday that I started to consistently record daily memories and reap the rewards of this writing pastime.
Before I knew it a year had gone by and I’d filled the pages with memories from my last year of school, train tickets from places i’d visited and photos of my prom. When my 17th birthday came around I was so pleased to receive another journal, this time in a lovely green.
I’ve had it for nearly two years now and although it is only halfway full, it has an abundance of sentimental value within its good quality paper pages.
Since I’ve now mentioned the basic journal, I thought it would also be useful to include my sleep one, purchased from Waterstones.
Just in case you’ve never came across a sleep journal like this one, it’s something which is supposed to prevent you from turning into an insomniac. Every time I can’t sleep, I write what I am thinking, or most likely worrying about, and this is supposed to relieve my mind and help me get some much needed sleep. After using it for a few months I do believe it works, and its cute exterior and pocket size style makes it that much better.
Now I think it’s time I addressed my notebook addiction, which is getting out of hand.
I know that I’m not the only person that buys notebooks frequently, even though I don’t really need them. It has become something of a habit for me to own the notebook for years before actually writing in it, something which I am not exactly proud of. This is the case for the two notebooks below, one which was a gift given to me a while ago and the other one which I bought just last month.
Finally my guide to happiness, albeit it not being an empty notebook or journal, was too cute to leave out of this post. If you have an appreciation for cute notebook and advice guides them this will be the perfect pocket sized addition to your life. I purchased my copy from Urban Outfitters in London. 🙂
I hope you enjoyed this slightly different post idea.
I would love to know what you think about notebooks and keeping a journal. Let me know in the comments.
Until next time keep dreaming x