But some kinda bug had gotten a hold, and the desire to acquire grew stronger and stronger. Was it the cute factor? The chubby factor? I'm not sure. As I looked ahead to 2012 I knew I wanted to get back to being more creative. I thought about doing a daily sketch. And maybe a gratitude journal. And by the bye, this tiny little Moleskine became a necessity.
Still, I hesitated. In SF I stopped in at Phoenix and Dog-Eared books, half looking for the planner. I found one, and convinced myself that I didn't want a navy blue one. Of course, once January 1 hit I realized that I had to have one. But by then they were nowhere to be found--of course. Oh man, did I kick myself.
I considered ordering one online, but my need for instant gratification could not be stopped. I spent all of last week looking for it -- Vroman's, Dick Blick, Barnes & Noble, MOCA gift shop, WDCH gift shop, Kinokuniya, Urban Outfitters, Paper Source, and a couple of shops in my neighborhood -- all to no avail. Finally, last Saturday, I shimmied into a Papyrus store, hope all but gone... and sitting on a shelf were three of these wee guys! I grabbed one immediately and rushed to the cashier counter... where it was rung up for 50% off! Eep!
Can you guess what my first gratitude entry was?! I'd been mentally cataloging some of my gratitudes for the week, and jotted them down on the corresponding dates, too. I haven't sketched anything yet, but a slightly-larger-than-credit-card sized sheet of paper seems a feasible nad no-pressure space upon which to unleash my creative juices. So far I like sitting for a few moments at the end of the day to think about what I'm grateful for. It's a good way to wind down.
We'll see how this works. If all goes well, I'll have a cute little memento of the year, and perhaps, even a new tradition to continue. And who knows what else -- wishmeluck!