I have a condition, a condition so stupid I’m afraid to even mention it. I have Moleskine Anxiety. I love the feel of the paper in the Moleskine notebook, the texture of the cover, and the solid construction of the binding. Even though they cost around $12 per notebook, I have several of them and fight the urge to purchase more every time I see one in the store. Good stuff. My problem, though, is they are too nice. I sometimes feel afraid to write in them.
I don’t know why I feel this way. Part of me doesn’t want to sully the clean, blank pages with my horribly messy scribbles. Another part of it, I think, is that I usually write my first drafts in my Moleskines, and well first drafts aren’t supposed to be good. However, when I write in the notebooks I feel those words will last forever.
I have gotten around my Moleskine Anxiety, telling myself they are only notebooks and really they were made (and purchased) to be written in. Now and again,though, the Anxiety does return.
I know a few of you write in Moleskine notebooks as well. Have you experienced anything like Moleskine Anxiety?