Pen and Paper are My Friends

2 March, 2022

Over the last few weeks, various concerns and circumstances have made sitting in front of the laptop to write or plan (or do anything) somewhat tough. A little tougher than usual.

To get around these obstacles, I’ve had to change my approach. Here’s what I’ve been doing:

  1. Digging out one of my notebooks.
  2. Grabbing a pen and retreating onto the balcony.
  3. Writing furiously in the notebook.
  4. Going back to a computer and typing what’s in the notebook or on the pad

By going analog, I’ve been writing faster and in some ways a bit more fluidly. The ideas are coming out fully-formed The only thing I’ve had to contend with is my handwriting — bad at the best of times, nigh illegible at times when I’m writing quickly.

Scott Nesbitt