This is a collaborative post and I was compensated but all opinions are entirely my own.
I want to switch gears today. I feel as though my life exists in paper stacks that are slowly taking over my apartment and life. Does this ever happen to you? It starts off harmlessly enough; a post-it attached to my computer to remind me of a webinar or a phone call or an assignment that’s due later that day. Perhaps it’s a quickly scribbled note that flies around next to that other more pressing item. Suddenly, I have created a paper army that’s cluttering my desk and making it impossible to find anything in this mess, and, OMG, is that a half-eaten sandwich? How long has it been sitting there? (sniffs) Think it’s still good?
Where was I?
Oh, yes. Thank god for my planner.
I’ve been considering going fully digital with my writing/note-taking, but the thought kind of terrifies me because 1) I’m old school. If I could, I’d probably opt for a typewriter (neighbors be damned!) or paper and quill. Hi. My name is Charlotte and I am a dinosaur, and 2) where computers are involved, there is always room for error, right?!
The thing is, digital has saved me on several occasions. Like when I’m on line at the supermarket without my fountain pen and inspiration strikes (don’t you hate it when that happens?). That’s when it’s particularly helpful to have a note-keeping app on your phone (I like Keep, because it’s pretty idiot-proof).
It is fascinating, however, to see the evolution of writing instruments over the years. Check out this infographic by IDBS eln:
Anyway, it brings up an important question. Can you go fully digital, and would it be possible for you to live a life without paper? Personally, I’m just not sure I could ever do it, but I’d love to hear from you—leave your answers in the comments!