What I’m currently using: the Paperblanks Blue Filigree journal, the Seven Seas Writer, and the Franklin Christoph Notebook.

Total pages written since this post (Apr 6): 7

Total pages to date since project inception (Dec 11/13): 1608

Total pages written in 2016: 165

I have not had a chance to clean out my Noodler’s Ahab; moving and starting a new job (remotely) is taking its toll. So I’ve been grabbing my Parker Urbans (the blue and the brown) at work, without incident. They are so reliable it’s slightly ridiculous.

I will announce the pen for May on April 27.

No purchases this week – no time or money!

Some points covered this week in my journals:

  • We are furiously checking things off lists for our upcoming move. We have a place to live and beds to sleep on in the new city (they will be delivered the day before I arrive). Today I booked passage for my kittens to join me on the airplane. The moving pod has been ordered and boxes filled. The process of letting go has begun. We find ourselves acknowledging when we do something “for the last time.” Bittersweet.
  • A friend’s husband passed away this week. It’s heartbreaking but puts into sharp focus what is important in life: embracing your situation where you find yourself and making the most of it, because you never know what tomorrow brings. Her experience is one of the reasons we are going on this cross-country adventure. Carpe diem!

Happy journaling everyone!