Never close enough
For Christmas I asked my husband to get me a new journal, just something to tote around with me so that as the thoughts come, I could jot them down. Well, he has to go all out for everything and instead of just the plain ole' .99 cent journal he went to Barnes & Noble and bought me this Italian Fiorentina Journal, leather covers with this fancy deco make into it, and acid free pages with little crest decos on them. Now... wheres the dilema you ask? Well, the damn thing is so pretty I'm afraid to write in it. He gave thirty bucks for it, and I don't want the entire thing to be filled with markouts and scribbles. I feel as though it should contain something very worthwhile, something I should leave the kids lmao....
My question is this:
Do you write with a pencil, or a pen, or do you just put everything on your PC?
I love writing with pen, yet I dont wanna mess up and have to cover these beautiful pages with scribble lines. I have tried the erasable pens, and they don't reall get rid of what was there, so then it looks like I have written something in code when I'm done.
I love pencil as well, but I'm afraid that the words will just seep into the paper after several years, and become all smudged and stuff.
So... what are the writing preferences around here?
And, whats a good solution to the highly expensive journal (that I fear writing in) problem that I am having?