Kyle makes fun of me for falling in love with a shirt, and then buying the same one in every color. He obviously doesn’t understand what it’s like to find a piece of clothing that fits like a dream.
Okay, fine, I’m a lazy shopper. Fine, I don’t like trying new things. ALRIGHT… I fear investing in something that I won’t like and then wasting it because I certainly won’t make time to return it.
Whatever the reason, I’m apparently the same way with notebooks. I became an Erin Condren planner fan a few years ago, and then early last year I also decided to take the plunge by experimenting with their lined notebooks. It feels silly to confess, but did you know paper weight directly impacts writing habits and success? Oh, is that just me? I thought I didn’t care for paper weight until I met Erin Condren notebooks; I finally realized the source of my continual notebook dissatisfaction. My most used pens (which really write like markers) smoothly glide the pages without bleeding through to the other side.
I declared to Kyle that I would remain an Erin Condren notebook fan forever because it’s the only paper I can trust. Since the notebooks are a bit pricey, I may have dramatized this as a desperate need in order to continue nurturing my writing habit (therefore, my sanity).
When I came close to completing one of my last EC Notebooks, I engaged in days-long research and found the $8 Huhuhero notebook. I figured I might as well try it for that price and such rave reviews. WELL, it’s phenomenal. I was weary at first because the pages are more narrow than I normally prefer, but the paper weight, lines, and overall size won me over. In fact, I “accidentally” bought a pack of five about a month after purchasing THREE EC notebooks – on sale, thank you very much.
Alas, this is not a notebook review post. This year I am attempting to separate my writing habits in different notebooks, so I felt it appropriate to have several at the ready. For now, I have a faith-related notebook, poetry, freewriting, and work/school.
Am I the only one who has a weird relationship with notebooks? Do you have a favorite (or favorites) you highly recommend??
**To set the record straight – I noticed this weekend that Kyle has the same Polo in every color! (eye roll)