The joy of a new notebook.

The joy of a new notebook 😍

Even though I have been writing to share online for over 5 years, my heart still skips a beat when I go through my notebook stash to pick out a new one.

It symbolizes new beginnings, more opportunities to be creative and pure joy.

I am currently on a self-imposed no-new-notebook ban but…I won’t lie: if I see a notebook that delights me, I will grab it (of course I would pay for it after grabbing it).

It’s almost a clichè to say ‘I hope everyone is keeping well and keeping safe’. I do wish these things though.

I am always torn between my need to keep up to date with current events and just finding it all a bit much. Writing has definitely been a big help in my bid to stay sane during these times.

Here’s to more creative pursuits, finding joy in unexpected places and bracing ourselves for the onslaught of ‘Happy New Month’ messages (if you’re a Nigerian, you will know exactly what I am talking about).

Ivie ×

Ivie M. Eke 2021.

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