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Sometimes, you just need to write

An update post of sorts. I have missed writing, a lot a lot. There has been so much going on though, and it makes it really hard to find the time.

I keep a journal beside my bed, its a nice big one (shout out to Marshalls!) Big, faux leather, feels nice and soft in my hands, cobalt blue with gold foil and says “Big Dreams” on the front. perfecttt

I am also a chronic notebookaholic. I have a problem, and I admit it. I want all of the notebooks. Other office supplies, not so much, I have a certain brand of pens that’s my favorite, and I stick with it. I have necessities that I use everyday for work like post-its, folders, and binder clips. But nothing shouts-out to me from the store shelves like notebooks. Anthropology, Target, Marshall’s, Paper-Source, honestly, I’m not picky. As long as its cute, I drool, and fight the urge to grab them all off the shelf like Kimmy Schmidt in Dylan’s Candy Store. True Story.


Here are some of my favorites, and I am ashamed proud ashamed …. I am just telling y’all that I only own one out of these 6. And the other 5 might be in shopping carts online at the moment…

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Nope, this post is not sponsored. No one gave me free notebooks or anything like that. There aren’t even affiliate links. crazytalk right? Blogger buddies- don’t freak out on me.

I attended a blog conference about a year ago where Ashley Hackshaw talked about writing from the heart, and told us that you had to make writing a discipline. Like going to the gym, starting a new routine, eating healthy, you have to work on it for it to stick. Sit down every day for 5 minutes and write. If nothing will come out, just sit there and think, or write down what you did that day. The next day, do it again, and again. Eventually you’ll be sitting writing for longer periods of time.

Do you write consistently? And are you notebook obsessed like I am, or is there another office goodie that’s got your attention?


3 Responses

  1. I also hoard, i mean collect, notebooks!!! Problem is, Im terrible at writing in them. I love your parting note, I really hope I can do a better job of filling all the beautiful journals I have on the shelf! Thanks for sharing!

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In my day-job, I teach amazing individuals how to make money with their blog and social media! I started blogging back in 2010 as a hobby, and it turned into my dream job—helping women make their own money on their own terms. Blogging became a job that I love—now, I’m back to use this online journal as a fun place to document my life so I can look back 20 years from now and remember all the magical things. 

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