Recently I’ve discovered a love for pen and paper.
There’s something delightful about sitting down with a notebook in hand and filling page after page with rambling ideas and stories. A fresh sheet of paper is full of so many possibilities. Here are some of the perks of writing by hand:
- You get to watch the letters swirl on the paper. (Perhaps this isn’t as enjoyable if you write as sloppily as I do sometimes.)
- It’s typically slower, so you can think more about what you’re writing. (This is particularly helpful for me when I’m writing in my journal.)
- It can make you smarter. (Researchers have discovered that writing by hand works your brain differently than typing.)
- It’s more personal. (Your handwriting is your own unique style. The way you write can show your mood and a bit of your personality.)
I suppose I’m old-fashioned and sentimental, but I can’t help but find handwritten letters and journals to be far superior to digital ones. And as much as I love e-mailing and typing, there’s nothing quite like the good old-fashioned pen and paper.
Even now, at this late day, a blank sheet of paper holds the greatest excitement there is for me — more promising than a silver cloud, and prettier than a red wagon.
How about you? Do you enjoy writing by hand?
9 thoughts on “For Love of Pen & Paper”
For me, a grid Moleskine and a Ticonderoga pencil are a perfect tools for me to write down and organize my plans and ideas.
Gotta love the good ol’ Moleskine. :)
I agree that pen and paper is much preferred to email!!!
Definitely can’t beat handwritten letters! :)
I love to write by hand! Sadly I think we’re losing the art, so to speak, as schools start using ipads and computers and some start not teaching cursive. (Thanks God I’m home schooled!) I love to write in my journal, recipe book, even my books that I write in notebooks. Also, I don’t know if anybody else noticed but where I live it’s getting harder and harder to find an actual notebook. The notebook section keeps on getting smaller and smaller in all the stores that have them! :( I guess it’s time to start making our own paper. (Ha Ha)
That is great that you write by hand so much. (Being home schooled really is awesome. Isn’t it?) :)
No, I haven’t noticed a smaller notebook section yet. But, lol…That’s funny about making your own paper. That would be amazing! :)
GIRL AFTER MY OWN HEART! (I hadn’t read this until now.) Amen and amen.
lol. Thank you, Krystiana. May your days be filled with pens and papers! :)