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I enjoyed this article by Kimberly Joki on the Grammarly blog on how keeping a journal is a lot like climbing Mount Everest. Intriguing, no? Everything from taking pictures to keeping a steady pace. She makes a good point.

This inspiring story of a young woman fulfilling her passion – to bring into focus other people’s passion – is truly inspiring. In a world with a million planners (I exaggerate but you know what I mean) she created a new one, called the Passion Planner. They look great and are pretty much guaranteed to keep you on track, wherever those tracks may lead.

Passion Planner helps people break down their long and short terms goals into more actionable steps and gives them a place to incorporate these steps into their daily lives.

And finally a beautiful film called INK, made by a Canadian filmmaker, Ryan Couldrey, which “follows Tanja Tiziana – a freelance photographer in Toronto, Canada – and her journey to rediscover the written word.” In the film she visits Wonder Pens in Toronto (their old location) and buys Noodler’s ink. The sound of her nib scraping across the paper is magnificent. If people don’t understand us, just make them watch this film. And you will fall in love with her apartment. I am not kidding.

Not long ago, handwriting was taken for granted as something anyone could generally do well. Today, children are taught how to type on tablets – putting pen to paper is an afterthought.

Great quote from Tanja in the bonus clips:

This should all be down on paper. I should understand what this time feels like. I may need to review this in six weeks. I may need to review this in six years.