I was going about my life minding my own business and I get snagged into yet another f-ing hobby collecting and writing with fountain pens.
Looking back through my honesty filter, I was for many years a pen guy at heart mostly gels, roller balls and ball points. I actually obsessed about ink flow and feel.
It all started after a purchase of a Lamy Black Rollerball. Something in my mind clicked and I ended up with a Lamy Safari Royal Blue with one blue cartridge and 5 black cartridge box.
I figured out how to install the cartridge and I immediately fell in love with the way the pen performed in my hand. Not sure what got me hooked worse, pens or YouTube videos about pens.
My only saving grace is pricing goes from $2 to the obscene and I’m comfortable in that TWSBIs price point. I have about 5 to 6 pens and 4 bottles of ink. I’m fascinated with the TWSBI demonstrators (where you see the ink sloshing around 😍).
I went to private Catholic school for the first 13 years of my life and I remember getting a separate grade for penmanship from kindergarten to fifth grade.
So now I’m journaling personally and I created a pen and ink journal log for all the pens and ink I purchase along the way during my pen journey. I’m on a subreddit sharing the pen facts. I hope you’ll come along for the ride.