Laura was with me in Barnes and Noble when I lingered over the leather journals. Later she apparently read my blog poston the subject. Subsequently, I received a beautiful leather-bound journal for Christmas.
As I wrote earlier, the temptation was to put the journal away and use it for a special project. In my heart I knew that if I did that, it would sit in a drawer somewhere and never get used. So, I jumped right in and started writing.
So far it’s been fun. It seems to be a raw version of RandomConnections. I’m still working out the format, but I find myself writing in paragraph form as if it were for an audience. I suspect the leather journal will long outlast this blog, so perhaps it is for some future audience.
I made the decision early in to use cursive handwriting rather than printing. Handwriting is fast becoming a lost art, and I knew mine had suffered since I type most of the time. I write at an angle in a flowing script. When I’m on, it looks great, but tends to be unreadable. I’m working on beauty and legibility. I have noticed my handwriting improve as I have written these past couple of days. It still looks horrible, but it’s getting better.
I’ve kept written journals before, and I think I can stick with this one. We’ll see what happens, and how much of that journal makes it over to this one.