Sunday, September 30, 2012

{#Inspiration} If Back-To-School Doesn't Bring Out Your Inner Writer, I Don't Know What Will! {ThrowBack #Photos}

Composition Notebook

Back To School brings out my inner writer in a way no other time of year can. There is something about a brand NEW Composition Notebook that just literally screams 'WRITE SOMETHING NOW!!!'.

Kindegarten Photo - Ascending Butterfly

Before school would begin and we would shop for supplies, I would have to fight with myself not to write in the notebook until the first day of school. And this time of year just makes me want to buy a new composition notebook, just for myself. I have leather bound journals, colored spiral notebooks, pretty stationery, organizational to-do list books, but the old school black and white Composition Notebook brings out my inner writer in a way nothing else can. Maybe it's because that is what I used to use to jot down poems that literally flowed out of me like a waterfall when I was younger. And while very few have ever read my poetry, the few that have, read pages torn from a composition notebook.

That book has always had a powerful way of coaxing me to write, it's stronger than writer's block, more powerful than a stressful day and while it has lines to guide the height of my letters it never seems to care whether or not I play between the lines. Where a journal is where you reveal yourself, somehow the Composition Notebook has always felt like the place where you could develop yourself. Where you could make mistakes and just correct them and move on. The place where 'A's' and Gold Stickers lived. The place where hard work and achievement is always praised. Is there anyplace better for a writer to be?

I can type 90 words per minute error free (and I've been tested), I live and for the most part make a living on a computer, but when I really want to write, it's still a Composition Notebook for me!

Even if you are way past your school aged years or your little ones haven't even started yet, there is something that says 'fall' and that says 'back-to-school' even if you don't have to go there yet, What is your 'Back-To-School' trigger?

So Butterfly tell me, Does the Pages of a brand New Notebook inspire you?

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  1. Oh yes, I know that feeling. I love composition notebooks and the promise they offer.

    1. @Unkown Mami - Good to know I'm not the only one, I absolutely can't resist a new composition notebook!

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