Over the last few months I realized that I miss writing on paper instead of typing everything out on-screen.
I miss the way I could doodle in the margins.
I miss putting stickers on the notebooks and scribbling randomness all over the covers.
I miss the feel of the pen in my hand and the smoothness of the ink on the page.
I miss the smell of paper, the weight of the notebook as I held it.
(I even miss trying to decipher my own awful handwriting.)
I miss the good old days before I had a computer. I had no choice but to write in notebooks. I never thought I’d miss “the old-fashioned way.” But I do.
Some say that the physical act of writing gets your brain working better than it would if you were typing instead.
So I’m going back to paper in 2011. I have a lot of pretty new notebooks that I want to use. Maybe I’ll even try to write slowly, so I can improve my handwriting.