Despite my love for notebooks, I’ve not journalled/kept a personal diary in 3 years. I had kept one almost religiously before (I’ve boxes of journals) until a somewhat traumatic event put me off and I hurt too much to put what I felt and did onto paper (and into words).
This week, I have taken the plunge and began writing a journal again. A sort of personal achievement for me.
My previous journal collection all came from Paperchase A5 notebook collection like those stacked in the picture below:
But my new one is one of the nicest I’ve seen in a long time and is part of their hand-stitched collection:
As a Cat Lover this journal was too nice to resist. For some bizarre reason this pretty notebook was a pull towards writing a journal again. Too many people worry that buying pretty notebooks put you off using them / writing on the front page, but it goes to show that a certain type of notebook when just browsing a shop can draw you to actually write and inspire you again.
It is such a great feeling.