And I do mean dedicated. See here!

I started writing a post in my notebook yesterday while sitting in Milliken Auditorium during The Great Lakes Bioneers Conference. I later told a friend that story and we started reminiscing about simpler times when writing in a notebook was easier than drafting something on your computer. As a writer dedicated to what writing used to be, I’m constantly in awe of how little I use a pen and pencil nowadays. It was hard to draft this post, to bulletpoint ideas, in the permanence of putting pen to paper. She still uses a handwritten planner–I’ve made the leap to not being able to live without my gCal. These are strange, yet exciting times to be alive, and the juxtaposition of tradition and modernity is at our fingertips. Literally. I use my fingertips every day to input information, store data, create works of art, and visualize my life all while basking in the glow of a computer screen.
But I do miss my Ticonderoga and BIC Medium. So I sometimes force myself to handwrite and re-write to-do lists so that my connection to the old world stays alive.