So this morning my husband volunteered to go to the grocery store for us, and as I was going over the list to make sure I hadn’t forgotten anything, I noticed that I had written down “spiral notebook”. I am starting a new project, and I always like to celebrate these beginnings with the purchase of a brand-new notebook.
“Oh,” I thought. “Since I’m not going to the store with him, I’ll need to find a notebook so that I can show him which size I want him to buy me.”
And then I realized that, if I already have one around here to use as an example, then maybe I don’t actually need a new one.
So then I did a little searching, and here is what I came up with, WITHOUT EVEN HAVING TO LEAVE MY CHAIR.
The first step is admitting that you have a problem, right?
wendy lee lynds says
glad it’s not just ME! oxxoxo
Oh no, not at all. It’s like I get near a source of office supplies, and I am COMPELLED to buy some and stash them away.
Lynne Morrell says
My fella is a musician and every new project he starts, he buys a note book. He has about 20 of them with the first few pages used….that’s it!
I am SO glad you share this obsession with me! Whenever I am out and see a “cute” notebook, I buy it for work. I have at least 8 sitting empty in my desk. For some reason, keeping my daily list of things to do at work in a cute notebook makes it just a little easier to get through the 60 hours a week of work…
@Lynne and @ ER: Now that I know it’s not just me, I’ve decided I’m going to declare that this particular behavior is actually the mark of A Great Creative At Work.
ok, i’ve come to the right spot — Hi, my name is Karen and I am a notebookaholic…sigh…ok, we’ve all just got to follow the steps – we’ll be alright…i think…
And clearly, we’ll all need brand new notebooks for this brand new group!