This article has been written in partnership with Uniball. All opinions are of my own.
I've fancied myself?a writer since as long as I can remember. It started when I was just a girl and I'd write letters to my grandmothers who lived hours away, in opposite directions. It grew into a fonder love of writing when I wrote my first book for a school project in 6th grade. Years later, as a teen, I wrote depressing poetry. Now decades later, I'm a full time blogger earning a living by putting my ideas out here for the world to see.
But ?things are quite different now than they were then. My words used to become ideas through a pen, onto paper. Now I put my fingers to a keyboard and it's a different reality. While I still enjoy writing, I miss the old days when I'd scribble words into a notebook. I look back and remember how beautiful my handwriting used to be and then I look at how much sloppier it's become today. Don't get me wrong, I still love to push that pen across the paper but I don't do it often enough anymore because a keyboard seems to have?taken over my life.
I will say that a pen has always played a huge part in my writing. I love a pen that glides easily across the page, one that doesn't smudge easily and writes smoothly but also one that feels as if it belongs in my hand. I jot down notes every day at my desk and I keep my favorite pens right in my drawer. My family loves to come take pens and I'm sure they find me melodramatic when I'm complaining about a pen being lost but they just don't get it - I need my special pens!
Handwritten notes are so special and beautiful because no two people have the exact same handwriting. I notice it mostly around the holidays when our Christmas cards start arriving, that so many people in our lives have such beautiful handwriting. I really miss writing by hand as often as I used to and have considered finding some pen pals just so that I have another reason to put my pen to paper.
What do you look for in a pen?