Day 5: Pencil and Paper

Call me old-fashioned but when it comes to writing given the choice between a computer and a pencil and piece of paper, I’ll take the pencil and paper. I’ve always felt that I can get my thoughts out on paper better the first time than on a screen. Even today unless I’m in a hurry most things I need typed I usually write out on paper first then type, often without needing to make any major changes. That’s how I wrote most of my papers in college, quite a feat considering I was an English Writing/Communications major.

I think this stems from the fact that we did not have a computer with a word processor until I was 10 years old. I remember when we did get one I was afraid to use it for typing because I was afraid I would lose it before I could print it. (It took me a while to completely understand the whole “saving it on the computer” concept) I was much more comfortable with a typewriter than a computer for a long time.

Nowadays I feel like we spend too much time staring at a computer screen and it is good to get away from it every now and then. Today I always have three sharpened #2 pencils and plenty of paper around if I need them to write down anything. I don’t like pens because I prefer not to waste paper by crossing things out, when I make a mistake I erase it, and not mechanical pencils because I always lose the point. My pencil sharpener is always plugged in the wall, because before I start writing I touch the point of my pencil to my finger and it has to hurt slightly or it’s not sharp enough to use. (I wear down my pencils quickly)

Day 5: Thank you Lord for pencils and paper! Thank you for helping me find the best way to get my thoughts written out.

What are you thankful for today? Write it as a Comment, I’d love to read it!

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3 thoughts on “Day 5: Pencil and Paper

  1. Piscis says:

    I have a confession…I love erasable pens. (>^-‘)>

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