20 December 2008

Please Tell Me I'm Crazy...

I met the love of my life today...but it costs forty-nine dollars!
Look how beautiful! I went to Barnes and Nobel today, because my old journal only has two pages left. It's only had two pages left for the past few days because I don't want to finish it until I have a new one! So today I went to go look. In most cases, I am intimidated by new jounrals...this is the first time I have ever finished one and it took me two years to do so! So it's a big commitment for me. I want one I'll love looking at and will be easy to close and write in. I don't want it having dark lines so I can't occasionally draw, but no lines with my handwriting is not a good match either! The large journals with 500+ pages are just so huge and would be a decade commitment for me! But this beauty is perfect! it's the same size as my Bible so it fits good in hand. It has greek imprinted so it reminds me of the new testament. The clasp is amazing and isn't an annoying wrap around that comes undone, but closes oh so nicely. It is a smooth leather so nice to the touch, not a rough leather that is scratchy and turns one away from journaling. It is inviting...it wants me!

So please tell me I'm crazy and shouldn't spend 50 bucks I don't have on this journal. I stood in there for 40 minuates and after looking at the price on this one, I couldn't find another journal I was willing to commit to.

...journals intimidate me!

9 comments:

KT said...

This is me not saying anything.

spartacus21 said...

what's that supposed to mean?!?! do you think i should get it?

Amy Trianne said...

I do :) If this is something you really want, and you will have it for a long time, then why not?

Love you D :)

krystal said...

i think you should wait it out. and maybe buy a composition book or even loose pages in the meantime. if, after 1 or 2 weeks, you still want it just as bad (and it's still available), get it. if not, then don't.

as you can tell, i am also very indecisive and not very spontaneous and somewhat logical about EVERYTHING. and that's what i would do.

however, i do realize we are different people and for the record i really do like that journal.

Gabriel said...

I like all the advice you've been given so far, so let me suggest a compromise of sorts.
First you can get a 10% off coupon Here.
Then, you could put a widget on your blog or facebook from a place called Chipin that would allow your friends or family who wanted to give you a small Christmas present, donate $1, $2, $5, whatever to "the journal fund". just an idea for a 3rd option.

Lauren Elise said...

Haha Gabe, next time I have an issue I'm coming to you. I like your thinking. Alicia, GET the journal! 2 years? Seriously?? $50 is totally doable for something that will provide a safe-haven for your thoughts, rants, and prayers for the next 730 days! Plus, finding the right journal is so hard- seize the opportunity!

Brent said...

Here's how I justify spending good money on journals: The average price of going to see a therapist is around $125 an hour. If you went every two weeks (and didn't go the week of major holidays), you'd spend $3,000 a year.

$50 seems like a comparatively inexpensive way to maintain sanity.

Sarah said...

So...you know how I am about journals. I even told the guy at Barnes & Noble that I didn't like any of theirs but assured him that it wasn't his fault. However, 50 is a lot...I don't know if I would do it. We could make part of NY a "find Alicia a perfect journal" adventure! A dilemma indeed. I just had to throw my thoughts in since apparently this is THE blog to comment on.

spartacus21 said...

lol....sarah, i'm considering it, but Brent, you have some amazing points there too! Gabe, if i weren't so lazy to sign up for paypal i probably would do chipin! lol...i'll keep it in mind for future endeavors though! i'll let you guys know when i reach a decision!