Along with my recent confessions, I thought it might be fun to include some pen and stationery resolutions for the coming year.
One–Refine the collection. Focus more on quality rather than rapid and random acquisition. Get rid of what doesn’t set your soul on fire.
Three–Actually use your so-called “work horse” pens at work.
Four–Sell the pens that have been in storage for a long time.
One–Sell the large stockpile of Kingdom Note inks once the weather warms, and/or find pen addicts who live in the tropics.
Two–Limit the ink rotation. Use up the inks you like, sell off the rest. Match pens with ink and make a system out of them.
Three–No more new inks (after you’ve acquired a couple you have your eye on.)
Four–Formalize the ink business or run away.
One–Stop collecting scraps to bundle into notebooks. Remember that you can’t spell “scrap” without “crap”. (“It’s crap” said quickly and repeatedly eventually sounds like “Scrap”. I think “scrap” actually derives from the Elizabethan English pronunciation “S’crap.” Look it up, forsooth.)
Two–Do one push up on the floor in the store for each 100 yen of price before buying a new notebook you suddenly can’t live without. (Don’t forget to wash hands after doing this.) Also, consider doing this for pen and ink purchases: Cheapest Montblanc Hemingway = 1,763 push ups (followed by spending the pen money on hospital bills and physical therapy.)
Three–Scan, scan, and scan old notebooks and then retire the moldering hard copies.
Four–Retire the last of the handmade writing tablets. Keep only the ones currently in use at work.
Five–Use up as many notebooks as you can before you get better at push-ups.
One–Take pictures of stuff.
Four–Listen to the Pen Addict podcast, but do not check out the show notes. If you do check out the show notes, do NOT click on any interesting links.