Pens and Pencils

When was the last time you wrote something substantive — a letter, a story, a journal entry, etc. — by hand? Could you ever imagine returning to a pre-keyboard era?

(Thanks for the prompt suggestion, KL Caley!


I write by hand in my daily journal. There is no way I will stop using a notebook and a pen. When I use a pen I like to write whatever comes to my mind and a scratch off it if I want to.  I have a box full of notebooks that I bought when Wal-Mart have them on sale. They’re different styles and colors and the same goes with my pens.  I will write postcards and letters to my family. I still have family members who don’t have a computer and I make sure they received their birthday or Christmas card.

I love the texture of the paper and when I write in my daily journal I let my hand flow. I will sit at my kitchen table with a cup of coffee and write until my brain doesn’t have anything else to say. I carry a small notebook in my purse so I don’t miss anything.

I love using my computer, especially when writing a post for my blog or for my online classes. I think that using the computer is easier. However, it wouldn’t bother me if we go back to the pre-keyboard. I will survive not having a keyboard and for sure everyone else.

Anyhow, I have a lot of notebooks that I bought on sale and it needs to be used. So, I will be okay.