I don’t know what it is with language learners and their pens and notebooks. It seems we’re all like that? That feeling of starting a new notebook with a fresh pen is almost meditative. These days I feel like buying pens, but I have to face the fact that I don’t actually need new pens. Today I even went to browse in the uni book shop, but I managed to pull myself together and leave without buying anything…
After arriving at home, I realised I have 5 blue ball point pens of various types to use before I need to buy new ones. Five! And those are just the ones I see on my desk. I probably have a stash in some drawer as well. This year I’m saving all I can, and one important part of my strategy is to absolutely not buy something I don’t actually need. So no pens, note books or highlighters before the ones I have are used. And no new Korean books before I have finished several of those that are already waiting in my shelf.
It was really tempting to buy myself a birthday present from TwoChois, but I decided against it and will shop again when I’m further in my studies and genuinely need new challenges. I have books.
Don’t get me wrong, I’m not a big shopper and I’m not one to burn cash out of boredom. Perhaps it’s the sense of accomplishment when I get to start a new book, since it means I completed another one before it?
Next time I buy new study materials, I will have completed a lot more!