There's nothing like breaking in a new journal. So full of possibilities, like starting a new year. Just think of the hours of pure creative bliss, soul searching, working through, reliving fresh and dusty memories that me and these pages will put in together.
I was up late one night visiting blogs that I usually hit only occasionally just because my daily list is so insanely long and the hours in a day are getting shorter all the time when I stopped by Rebecca Sower's beautiful blog only to find her Etsy shop freshly stocked with gorgeous handmade linen journals. Score!! I swear I never win anything and I'm always the last one to find out about any good deals, way after everything's gone, so when I realized that it wasn't a cruel hallucination played on me by my overly tired psyche, I snatched one up quicker than my husband could say PayPal and I am soooo glad I did!
This journal is so beautifully stitched. It is the perfect size and feels so good in my hands. At first I was a little worried about how such a messy girl as myself was going to keep from totally destroying the soft linen cover the first time I took my pen out, but then I realized I could just take the cover off--sweet!--and away we went.
We'll be leaving for Mexico in a few days, happy to leave this dusty border town behind and see what the rest of the country really looks like. Mountains! Green grasses! Fallish weather! I can hardly wait. Plus, we'll be staying with friends that we only get to see about once a year so you can bet my new journal will be getting a work out soon. Lots of wonderful memories will find their home here, I can tell. I better get the place ready for them.