I’ve done a post like this before, but it has been a while and I felt it was time for an updated version. As someone who is always carrying a book with me, there are other essentials that I like to carry with me.
I always carry whatever I’m currently reading at the time. At the moment I’m carrying The Bone Season by Samantha Shannon, I’m so close to finishing it now. Since I’m annotating it as I go along, I also like to carry a notebook so I can jot down my thoughts. I’m currently using Archer and Olive A5 dot grid journals. They are truly my favorite journals I’ve ever used, they are perfect for bullet journaling, sketching, painting, and many other things. The fact that the pages are so thick is why it is my favorite. I like to use a gel pen and there is no ghosting through the pages. If you have a bullet journal, you may understand how annoying ghosting through pages can be. If you’re looking for a new journal I highly recommend these.
I’m currently using my Owlcrate planner from the January box. For a long time, I didn’t use a proper planner, but this one is just too perfect not to use. I little decorating of my planner, but I love using cute post-its. Of course, I carry a pouch full of the essentials, my pens and pencils, my sticky flags for annotating and some index cards for when I don’t have my journal. I also more often than not carry my laptop around on a daily basis.
What are your essentials to carry around?