Instead of the usual Bargain of the Week post, I’m changing it up and reusing an old blog post of mine (from a different blog).
Though my job title is “Media/Web Coordinator” and I love technology, there’s nothing like pen and paper. To this day, I start everything by writing it down, whether it’s a list, blog post or a random thought.
Here’s the original post:
“Ink on paper is as beautiful to me as flowers on the mountains; God composes, why shouldn’t we?” -Terri Guillemets
When was the last time you picked up a pen and a sheet of paper and just wrote? Let your thoughts flow organically through your writing instrument onto the smooth, crisp paper begging to be filled?
Although that sentiment might seem a bit cheesy or exaggerated, I wholeheartedly believe in the power of pen and paper. I am a stark traditionalist when it comes to using the good old-fashioned duo for all the writing that I do. I write out my to-do lists, important emails, reminders, blog posts (this one included), introductions for papers and more.
Yes, to this day I absolutely cannot begin to write a paper or homework assignment unless I have begun it on paper first. There are two main reasons for this:
1) I’ve found that I am able to organize my thoughts more clearly and efficiently when I, at the very least, begin to write out my ideas.
2) Computers worry me! I will not lie and say that I hate technology. I heavily rely on my laptop for everything from research to networking to mindless entertainment. But computers are not perfect. Documents are frequently lost, sometimes never to be recovered. To me, that is disconcerting! Therefore, I believe that if I at least have the foundation of my paper, email, etc. on paper (aka permanently), then I have less reason to be concerned about completely losing an entire document.
If you haven’t handwritten anything in awhile, I urge you to start today. Write your friend or significant other a note (Yes, an actual handwritten letter!), start a journal or scribble out a quick to-do list for the rest of the week.
Always remember- pen and paper are a unstoppable pair. Together, they can end wars, buy a home, launch a revolution, or simply record your thoughts.
Do you still use pen and paper?