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Hmmm, well all three of them are pretty similar. The Moleskine is the one I have the most experience with and in terms of quality, I recommend it completely. But it also has a bit of a price tag and the others are more reasonably priced.
The Ecosystem is built like Moleskine. It’s perfectly satisfactory—though I don’t think it quite matches the quality of the latter—and its manifesto is a little more eco-friendly, so that’s a plus.
And I actually have no experience with Compendium Inc’s Everyday Journal, only the Write Now series. I do like Compendium Inc a LOT, and I can’t make a fair decision without holding the notebook, but the fact that they have little quotes on each page is a point in their favor. Based purely on how the pictures look, I would be a little concerned about the binding/spine — can they lay flat comfortable or do you have to wrestle with them? But also they have blank rather than lined pages, so it depends what you prefer.
I would ask yourself: do you want quotes on the pages? are you concerned about a large price tag? do you want lined or unlined pages? and how important is it to buy something eco-friendly?
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Ahhh, sorry I didn’t get around to answering this question sooner…lots of time-sensitive ones have been sitting in my inbox. Whoops.
Anyway, yes! Travel journals! I love traveling. I love journaling about traveling.
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Sorta! If you tag #writingnotebooks in your post, I’ll see it and may reblog. :)
As many as you have room for. :)
The way I see it, you have a few options.
1. Try to change your handwriting.
Look up pictures or tutorials online and try to imitate other people’s handwriting. Take a calligraphy or a lettering/design class. Slowly turn your handwriting into something else. This is entirely possible to do and heck, might make you genuinely happy. Think of stylistic embellishments that you can add to your own handwriting. Practice in idle moments, when you’re sitting in class or talking on the phone. Do a google image search for “calligraphy” and study the different scripts. Practice a variety of styles until you find one you really like.
2. Embrace your handwriting.
Recognize that it is distinctly yours, inimitable and unique. Realize that your handwriting is an extension of yourself — so it will have its good days and bad days, days when it hurts you to look at it and others when you will feel proud. Understand that a journal may be beautiful, but it is just a bunch of pieces of paper all bound together. Don’t value it to the exception of your own self-worth. You ARE worthy of that notebook. Your handwriting does NOT have to be perfect. Part of the beauty of journaling is its flaws. We wouldn’t write if it was all good days, all perfection, all the time. My journals are filled with pages where everything flows wonderfully, where every word “spits fire and burns” (thanks Neil Gaiman for that phrase), where my life seems idyllic and beautiful. But there are pages where I have repeated phrases over and over like an errant child at a chalkboard. There are pages where I scribbled things in fury. There are pages with tear stains. There are pages with ugly, ugly handwriting. And pages with beautiful handwriting. When you look at a single day or a single page to the exception of all the others, you might feel dumb, ashamed, sheepish, embarrassed. But bundled together, all those pages have a distinct personality and it’s those things added together that make it wonderful. And that shines through your handwriting.
So don’t worry so much about it. :)