The Joy of Stationery
There is something genuinely magical about the everyday pleasure of stationery in a world dominated by technology and digital advancements. For many people, stationery is more than just a set of tools; it's a way to express their personalities, a source of inspiration, and a doorway to a universe of limitless possibilities. I'll take you on a tour of my love for stationery in this blog and explain why these seemingly unremarkable items have come to hold a special place in my heart.
When I was a kid, I used to look forward to exam time because it gave me the justification I needed to go out and buy a new pen and all the stationery I wanted. The feel of the grip, the ease of the ink, and the elegance of the design all played a part in my decision when selecting the ideal pen; it became an art form. Each new pen I acquired served as both a tool and a companion, bearing witness to both my highs and lows. My favorite pens were Uniball ones. All of the pens I used in school are still safely stored.
Not only pens, but also board markers and diaries used to excite me, and they still do. I am happiest doing stationery shopping or when someone gifts me stationery.
Stationery, in my opinion, is a source of power. A pen has the ability to transform me into a person of authority, ready to conquer whatever comes my way. There's an undeniable allure to using a luxurious pen, whether it's during a meeting or simply in the solitude of journaling in my diary or creating my checklist. It's an elegant and sophisticated symbol that inspires me to embrace my thoughts and ideas. A pen provides an unparalleled sense of empowerment; it is more than just an instrument; it is an extension of myself. I recently purchased a set of ten different colored pens to make my note-taking more enjoyable. I carry it everywhere I go.
The same is true for whiteboards and markers. When I was in school and saw teachers writing on the whiteboard, I thought they were so powerful. By writing on the whiteboard, they had the power to transform the world. One of the reasons I wanted to be a teacher when I grew up was because of this. I got my first whiteboard in fourth or fifth grade where I used to solve maths problems. I still have a whiteboard which has now become my place to write checklists.
Every pen, marker, and diary serves as a link between my thoughts and the physical world. They motivate me to slow down and appreciate life's simple pleasures.
So, the next time you pass by a stationery store, stop for a moment and let the magic of stationery enchant you. With each pen stroke and page turn, you might discover a universe of enchantments waiting to be discovered—one colorful pen at a time.
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