Confession time, we all have them, secret little hang ups and peculiarities that we keep quiet. Today I have to fess up to my secret addiction: pretty office supplies!
Back to school season–oh how I dread thee! Not just the one in the summer, but at the start of the year, too.
The stores lie in wait, tempting me with what is hardest to resist! Pretty notebooks and worse still pretty pens in pretty colors! Pretty office supplies–you are my bane!
What’s a gal to do? All those jazzy notebooks inspire my creativity.What’s more natural for a writer than to want to be surrounded by beautiful papers, in every size and color imaginable.
There’s nothing like the feel of pen on paper to get those plot lines moving. But why so many? (Needless to say, a NON-Writer asked that)
Well, that’s the CDO side of me–it’s like Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, but with all the letters in alphabetical order AS THEY SHOULD BE! (Ok, I digress, but really, they should be in the right order…)
The colored pens and highlighters each have a role and get used for different things. Seriously, I have a key in front of my calendar-the flowered book under the technicolor zebra there- to index what each of the TEN highlighter colors mean. Some are obvious, like red is for deadlines and green for payday, others, not so much. Different stories have colors associated with them, as do all my children–have to keep their stuff straight in the calendar too, right?
What you don’t see in the stack, yet, is colored pencils. But I will add some soon–I mean sixty four different colors? How can I possibly resist that?
A bit excessive–ok, well, yeah, maybe.
But hey, as far as addictions go, it’s pretty harmless, right? Right? Anyone else out there want to confess your office supply addiction? Please?