Catch.

Journal

Writing my thoughts down.

In my bid for both literary greatness and a satisfying night of shut-eye, I have decided my erratically leaking thoughts are in need of some daily catching.

Hemingway kept a diary, Stanley Kubrick and Guillermo Del Toro have manoeuvred their way through some of my most cherished films via notebooks of scribbles, and Sylvia Plath waged war on many a mental monster through the pages of her journal. So I’ve decided it’s time to start scribbling down a daily thought or two.

My first main issue was which notebook to choose, because, let’s face it, we all know I’m partial to a little overt affection when it comes to stationery, so much so that my office could suffice as the local stationery shop. But in honour of National Stationery Week, I am willing myself to make a choice.

I opted for this pride and joy firstly because it says ‘journal’ on the spine, and I’m not so much a rebel that I’m keen to ignore what this book was intended for, but also because its title takes the pressure off.

From henceforth everything I write in my journal shall be entitled ‘fucking brilliant’. Even if it’s not.

Thank you to the Daily prompt for spurring my churning brain.

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  1. Here from Community Pool! I like your writing voice. And I definitely can relate to this post — I’m a life long journal keeper but have done a poor job keeping up with it lately. Having awesome notebooks and stationery definitely helps!

    1. It does help to have some lovely notebooks, this one is definitely giving me the daily lift I need to write in it! I think journal-keeping is one of those things that comes and goes, it is difficult to keep the habit, but perhaps set yourself a little goal of just half a page a day and you might stick to it. Thanks for visiting, I’ll come and visit you now too 🙂

  2. Nice! I’ve been keeping a journal ever since I was a litttle girl. I have a dangerous obsession with stationary and school supplies. Love your pictures and the layout of your blog is unique. Can’t wait to read more of your posts.

    1. Thank you very much! It started at school for me too, I always got so excited just a few days before the beginning of term when my Dad would take me shopping for a new pencil case and stationery supplies. 🙂

  3. Donna says: Reply

    Nice I like your writing oh yeah great journal

  4. Andy says: Reply

    Your writing is always fucking brilliant, so it is quite apt.

    1. Aww shucks.

  5. Love this post! Keep on writing!

  6. steveo says: Reply

    Fuckin’ A (old school vernacular) !

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