Wreck This Journal
Ages! That’s how long it’s taken me to buy this thing. I’ve wanted one for years, literally. But every time I go online to buy it, I always find some reason not to – don’t have enough money, something else is more important, don’t have enough time… but the truth is, those were all lies. I just had to convince myself that ruining a books was okay. Because it’s not.
I actually feel my gut clench whenever I see someone destroy a book, or make marks, bend corners, etc. Not in study books (even thought I’d prefer those could be left alone, too) because it’s simply the easiest way to take notes for many of us. But when I see someone bend a corner in a Harry Potter book, murder is on the menu. Hell, at one point our professor decided to take a book and rip out the pages because it the book was too heavy to hold – in front of a class full of very mortified 1st semester English students. Never EVER have 80 students been so quiet for so long.
But I did it. And I’ve actually even started! It gets easier with time even though I can feel my perfectionist gene trying to take over. I’m one of those people who buy 800 new notebooks a year because I can’t bear to “destroy” the ones I have… buy actually using them.
The other problem is, of course, the fact that I don’t have the time. I’ve watched a few videos on YouTube on how people flip through their finished journal and laugh – like there is any way I could spend that much time on a single page. Before I had kids I could sit 3 hours every evening and fiddle around with my creative thingies. Now? Well, you try being creative when you have to keep three eyes and a hand on your very active monkey-child.
So yeah, I’m definitely looking forward to do this. I’m considering maybe taking pictures once in a while so that you guys can see what I’m doing with the book. Don’t expect anything great, though – just be happy if I actually finish this thing before I die 😛
If you’d like to try it yourself, you can get it a number of places. I bought mine at CDON.com because I was buying a gift for my nephew. Otherwise I’d suggest BookDepositery where they have most of Keri Smith’s awesome book and free worldwide shipping. Free worldwide shipping – what every book geek ever wanted to hear.
PS – The next part of the Makeup Revolution Haul is coming up very soon!
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