I make quite a fuss out of my analogue tools — my notebook, my fountain pens, my ink. My sons call them the tools of my trade. Because I think of my power to transform my life story into the story I want to live, I think of them as extensions of this super power. Being able to master one’s narrative can mean the difference between living a life that is beating you down and living a life that is lifting you up. I can’t go back and change the experiences I’ve had, some of which were outside of my control, but I can shape my perspective and the lessons that I decide to take away from those experiences, beautiful experiences, messy experiences, tragic experiences, and all of the experiences in between.

I don’t tell anyone what to use to write in or to write with. Use what works for you. In the end, it is the process that matters most.