24 THINGS YOU’LL ONLY UNDERSTAND IF YOU’RE SLIGHTLY OBSESSED WITH STATIONERY

The decision between narrow-ruled and wide-ruled paper is a struggle few people appreciate.
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    You have so many notebooks you can barely keep up.
  2. 2.
    Still, you can convince yourself that you need a new notebook at any given moment.
    Because no matter how many you own, you never seem to have enough.
  3. 3.
    Choosing a pen is a very important decision.
    Each one alters your handwriting just a little.
  4. 4.
    So you like to keep an array of pens for every occasion.
    You never know when a calligraphy pen may come in handy, after all.
  5. 5.
    You somehow manage to buy several planners a year.
    Once you’ve abandoned it for a month or so, the shame drives you to start again with a new one.
  6. 6.
    You have a preference over narrow or wide-ruled paper.
  7. 7.
    And it really bothers you when you get the wrong one.
    It’s a struggle few people understand.
  8. 8.
    The only thing that makes going back to school worth it is the fact you have a legitimate excuse to buy new school supplies.
  9. 9.
    A freshly sharpened pencil is incredibly satisfying to you.
  10. 10.
    But you wince every time the lead breaks in your mechanical pencil.
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    You hesitate if someone asks to borrow a piece of paper and it involves you ripping it from one of your favorite notebooks.
  12. 12.
    And you would NEVER let anyone borrow your favorite pen.
    Other people just won’t take care of it like you do.
  13. 13.
    Because losing your favorite pen is the most devastating thing in the world.
  14. 14.
    Messing up the first page of a new notebook or accidentally bending a page is frustrating as hell.
  15. 15.
    You love the look and smell of Sharpies.
  16. 16.
    You remember your elation when you first used a fountain pen and the glory of buying different colored inks for them.
  17. 17.
    You love a good, neatly organized list.
    As well as a cute “To do” pad.
  18. 18.
    And rainbow-colored stationery has a special place in your heart.
  19. 19.
    Your highlighter collection is on point.
  20. 20.
    Paperchase and Muji are two of your favorite shops.
  21. 21.
    You have a special appreciation for other people’s handwriting.
    It can sometimes alter the way you look at a person.
  22. 22.
    And watching calligraphy is your very own form of meditation.
  23. 23.
    You’ve debated whether it’s OK to spend more money on a piece of stationery than a piece of clothing.
    Sure a jumper will keep you warm, but a new diary will keep you ~happy~.
  24. 24.
    But the answer is always the same – ~of course it is~. Because there’s nothing quite like the feeling of productivity that buying new stationery brings.