Do you ever have months where your hobbies suddenly seem fresh and exciting again?
Well, I’m having one of those months.
Was it the pen show? Maybe. I did buy two very different pens from brands that had been absent from my collection for a while, not to mention the haul of products for review and all the fun things I played with on the day.
Is it the non-stop parcels arriving at my door with review samples? Yeah, probably a bit. I’m incredibly lucky getting to play with pens off the beaten path, like the sterling-silver Montegrappa Gnomo pocket pen.
Is it the community? For sure. All the kind folks adding thoughtful comments to my blog posts and Instagram posts and sending me emails and DMs… I’m loving the discussions and questions.
But I’m also enjoying creating again. Taking photos, making swatches, jotting down my thoughts about products… and recording videos and writing blogs.
It’s been a while since I published 10 posts in a month, and I’m not feeling remotely burned out or bored. How can I when I’m reviewing such a diverse range of nibs, pens, inks, notebooks, cases, more pens, and having the pleasure of hosting guest posts from friends too?
Looking ahead? Well, I still have a pile of review samples to dissect, and a few newish pens in my personal tray that I plan to cover. And it’s Fountain Pen Day next week. Anything can happen…!