Three weeks ago I bought a new notebook for all my doodles and ideas. I’ve bought a lot of notebooks/sketchbooks/journals over the years. I’ll buy super fancy ones, plain ones, expensive ones, purse sized ones, book sized ones… they all have something in common: They’re empty.
Wanna know why?
Because nothing is ever worthy of being on the first page.
So this time I bought a $3 composition type notebook from Target’s Greenroom collection and I thought to myself “surely, I can put SOMETHING in a $3 notebook!” Well, folks, I finally did it!
I just had to share what an accomplishment this is for me. I don’t know what my fear of the first page is all about, but for years I haven’t been able to put anything on the front page of a book. I mean, it’s the FIRST PAGE you see when you open the book. It sets the tone for all of the other pages. That is a lot of responsibility for one little piece of paper. I usually skip the first page, leaving it completely blank, and start on page two. But tonight I was inspired by Joanne Fink of Zenspirations and her beautiful doodle-type style combined with beautiful words–my two favorite things!
So, I don’t have much else to share, but I thought there might be a few of you out there who might be proud of me :) And maybe a few others I could inspire.
What is your “first page” crisis?