Friday Favorite – Write down Your Inspiration

 
Kind is the New Classy.
 

A classic notebook or journal. I’ve known that I like to write since I was little. I started writing in diaries, then I wrote The Adventures of Lauren Bearcall, a story about a bear and her friends. I wrote the story in grade school and found it a few years ago. In high school, I was really into poetry so the notebooks during that time are full of poems. Over the years I’ve owned dozens of notebooks. They usually are never the same as my taste changed. Today, I still prefer a pen to paper versus writing electronically. While that is not always practical I handwrite as much as I can.

Another Friday Favorite is yet upon us. I feel like the week flew by. It’s the first week back after vacation and I feel super refreshed and excited to tackle new projects. A highlight this week was introducing you to Erin in the latest Champagne Celebration post. Her story is so inspiring. Even though I’ve read it so many times, I still take away something new each time. If you haven’t checked it out yet, you should after you finish this (shameless plug!). This Friday I am sharing a lifelong favorite.

This bear was the inspiration for my story.

This bear was the inspiration for my story.

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To me, there is so much intention and purpose when writing something by hand. It’s not as easy to erase as hitting backspace on the keyboard, so personally, I carefully consider the words and intent behind what I write. Plus, I love being able to open an old notebook and revisit various times in my life. In the present, I like to jot down something when I am on the go. Writing down my thoughts creates an outlet for my creativity. Even the plan for this blog started out as a series of notebook papers.  

Over the years I’ve taken notebooks multiple places as I’ve never been able to predict when inspiration will strike. This is my latest notebook, sparkle and all. BTW I love sparkle. It was a gift for graduating and launching my blog from a dear friend (she knows me too well).

This notebook and pen came from Typo. The notebook has a super cool unexpected pocket in the back plus my initials on it!

This is the super cool pocket.

This is the super cool pocket.

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