I love writing things down. In our day and age of handheld devices, I think the whole idea of actually using a pen has become a lost thing of the past. I still have a little notebook scheduler where I plan out my days, and I'm very into post it notes, and having papers all over the place. Still, something about writing it down just connects with me.
I mean look at me, hear I am blogging on a computer, when only 5 years ago I had journals, hand written, piled up to the sky. I really miss those days to be honest. I think that there is so much connection between your thoughts and your hand. A flowing river, if you will. Then all of that emotion, caused by the weariness of your hand, gets written down on paper. Even the writing style conveys so much personality. The way people dot their eyes, connect their letters, it all adds so much character and definition to whatever it is you are trying to write. I miss carrying around my notebook too. I always used the plain little notebooks for my journal entries and thoughts, but every now and then I would buy a cute little notebook with the coolest design on it, and just hold it, thinking it was so beautiful. I think the convenience got to me. The convenience of typing up a blog entry, doing some quick editing, and posting it for all too see. The convenience of looking back to see what you wrote, and deleting it after you realize it was complete gibberish. The convenience of professionalism in mere seconds.
But still, I miss those handwritten days of post it notes, huge calendars, notes, mom schedulers, and mix tapes. Ok mix tapes have nothing to do with writing, but I miss those too.