The free swag for the week was a notebook. To most people, it’s just a notebook with the Drexel label on it and it’s no big deal. To me, I absolutely love it. I have a thing for notebooks (and flashlights, don’t ask). I love buying notebooks of a certain size or look just because. I have so many of them it’s ridiculous. Sometimes I write stuff in them, mainly outlines or little scenes or random ideas that pop into my head for NaNoWriMo and/or Camp NaNoWriMo. Most of them are left blank. Not on purpose. I always tell myself that I’ll fill them all one day, and I’m sure I will. Just not right away. I keep thinking I’ll use them as a journal or I’ll use them for the next Nanowrimo that comes along. Sometimes I do. But for some reason, I like the idea of a blank notebook. Maybe it’s the potential it has in them. The potential of random words fitting together to form some kind of idea or story or event filling all those blank pages. It has the potential to be yours. Maybe that’s what I like about it. Maybe because I have a power issue or maybe it’s because I absolutely love that it can become whatever you want it to be.
Now this Drexel notebook is pretty sturdy stuff. It’s thick cardboard, it’s got a shiny dragon and it’s spiral bound. It’s most likely meant for notes (I think these were leftovers from a business event held earlier this week), but I’ll put something special into it. Who knows, maybe it’ll turn out to be a journal. Or maybe even the craziest story that’ll pop into my head and claw at me right as I fall asleep (which are the worst, let me tell you).
(Look at me trying to justify a notebook. But it’s a notebook! I love them, okay. And it was free. Honestly, who’s gonna turn that down?)