These are my notebooks (the ones that have been written in at least).
The only one I don't still have is the very first one which my sister bought me in 5th grade. She got herself one with a kitten on the cover & one for me which had a puppy. Ever since, I've HAD to have a notebook. It is a necessity. It is my brain on paper, it is how I process my thoughts & remember experiences and (because my notebooks have always been read) how I communicate.
A friend of mine dubbed my notebooks "The Anne Chronicles", which I like. :) So here are The Anne Chronicles (in chronological order!)
After I filled up my very first notebook, I went searching for another one. I found the little mint coloured diary in a box in our garage. At first I thought the cover was not cool enough for my awesome 13 year old self & hid it with a bunch of neon stickers. After a few months tho, I changed my mind & tried to peel them off.
When that one was almost full I explained to my mom that I just HAD to have a notebook to write in & she got me the Winnie the Pooh one. :)
|Pooh title page.. |
the early notebooks had warnings about not reading without permission.. my friends & sisters were allowed to read (and even write in) them... but NOT my parents & brothers lol
The next one, little one beside it, is my least favourite. The notebook was part of a stationary set, and was not bound well. It started falling apart when it was about half full & it also was not a nice time period in my life when I was writing in that little book.
|notebooks from my early 20s|
I bought the first Victoria Frances journal because we were required to keep a journal for my writing class. So the first half of the notebook was that assignment, which changed the way I wrote. After that, I wrote less about my daily activities and my notebooks became more of a writer's notebook than a journal.
|Smash* title page|
My current notebook is the "pretty style" Smash*book. I had originally wanted to get another Victoria Frances journal.. but I couldn't find it. I ended up getting the Smash*book because I liked the fact that it had decorated pages, and different pages rather than the same design over and over. However, because I had such a hard time finding a new notebook before settling on the Smash*book... I started buying and hoarding notebooks for future use.. >.>
But that's a story for another day!