What We Write On

By: Kaitlyn

I think that it's interesting to think about what we decide to write on. I mean, physically write on.  I was looking at a wall of fancy journals today and thinking about buying a new one to add to my ridiculous amount of blank ones. I love pretty journals; I have a drawer full of them.

But I don't like writing in them. I'm always intimidated by their prettiness and I never want to ruin the clean white spaces with my scribbly handwriting. I'm always pressured into thinking that my writing has to be perfect if I write something in them in order to match the perfectness of the pages themselves--which is never a good thing to think while writing.

Nothing should ever be perfect, especially if it's coming fresh from your mind. Beautiful writing is beautiful not because it's perfectly phrased, but it's perfect in the fact that it speaks a perfect truth.

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I always find that I do my best writing on the back of old receipts, napkins and post-it notes. (They should probably create a notebook filled with old napkins.) Maybe that's because the best thoughts/writings always come when you least expect it, not when you're forcing it onto perfectly pressed paper.

Don't be pressured into writing something that's perfect simply because everything around it is. Write what's true, what's real, and what's in the moment.

What do you write on?

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We're Sarah and Kaitlyn, roommates from Milwaukee who started this blog to promote creativity and life.
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