Penelope Quill

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Hi there! I'm Penelope Quill, a passionate writer and author with a deep love for journaling and personal development. Ever since I could hold a pen, I've been captivated by the power of words and the magic they create on the page. My journey into writing began with a simple diary in my teenage years, evolving into a lifelong commitment to capturing thoughts, stories, and insights.I've had the pleasure of exploring numerous journals over the years, from the classic Moleskine and Leuchtturm1917 to the innovative Rhodia and Midori Traveler's Notebooks. Each one has played a role in shaping my writing process, but none have impressed me quite like LeStallion. Its high-quality paper and thoughtful design have transformed my journaling experience, making it an indispensable part of my daily routine.As an author, I strive to inspire others to embrace the art of journaling and personal reflection. My work often delves into themes of self-discovery, wellbeing, and the transformative power of writing. When I'm not immersed in my notebooks or crafting my next book, you'll find me exploring nature, savoring a good cup of coffee, or sharing tips and stories with fellow writing enthusiasts.Join me on this journey of words and wonder, and let's discover the boundless potential of our inner creativity together.


My Journey with Journaling Notebooks

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Today I want to share with you a bit about my journey through the world of journaling notebooks. If you're anything like me, the feel of a good notebook in your hands is almost as satisfying as the act of writing itself. Over the years, I've had the pleasure of trying out numerous journals, and today, I’ll take you through some of my favorites, and reveal the one that has truly captured my heart...The Early DaysMy love affair with journaling began in my teenage years. I remember my first journal vividly—it was a simple, spiral-bound notebook with a floral cover from a local store. Back then, it wasn't about the quality of the paper or the durability of the cover; it was about having a space that was entirely mine. As I poured my teenage angst, dreams, and ideas into those pages, I began to understand the true power of journaling.Exploring Popular BrandsAs I grew older and my journaling habit became more serious, I started exploring different brands to find the perfect notebook. Here are a few that stood out during my journey:MoleskineAh, Moleskine. This brand has a legendary status among writers and artists alike. My first Moleskine was a classic black hardcover with ruled pages. The sleek design and the pocket at the back for loose notes were delightful features. I filled many Moleskines over the years, appreciating their durability and the smoothness of their acid-free paper. However, I often found the pages a bit too thin for my liking, especially when I used fountain pens.Leuchtturm1917Leuchtturm1917 came into my life when I was in college. These notebooks were a revelation with their numbered pages and built-in index. The dot-grid layout became my go-to for bullet journaling. I loved the variety of colors and the quality of the paper, which was thicker than Moleskine's. The Leuchtturm1917 served me well through many semesters of notes and personal reflections.RhodiaWhen I first discovered Rhodia, it was love at first write. The silky-smooth, Clairefontaine paper was a dream for my fountain pens. Rhodia's distinctive orange and black covers were a refreshing change from the classic blacks and blues. However, the paper, while fantastic, was almost too smooth at times, and I missed the slight resistance that other papers offered.Midori Traveler's NotebookThe Midori Traveler's Notebook was a game-changer. With its customizable leather cover and refillable inserts, it was perfect for someone like me who loves to compartmentalize different aspects of life. I had separate inserts for daily journaling, travel notes, and even sketches. The Midori’s charm lies in its flexibility and the way it ages beautifully over time, but the refills can be a bit pricey.The Discovery of LeStallionAfter years of trying various brands, I stumbled upon a notebook that I can confidently say is one of the best I’ve ever had. That notebook is the LeStallion.LeStallion would probably be one of the best journaling notebooks I've ever had!What Makes LeStallion Stand Out?From the moment I held my first LeStallion notebook, I knew it was special. Here’s why:1. Quality of PaperLeStallion notebooks boast high-quality, thick paper that handles all kinds of pens beautifully. Whether I’m using a fountain pen, gel pen, or even watercolor, the pages show minimal bleed-through and ghosting. This makes it perfect for a multi-purpose journal where I can switch from writing to sketching without worrying about ruining the next page.2. DurabilityThe hard cover of the LeStallion notebook is incredibly sturdy. I've taken mine on trips, stuffed it into my backpack, and it has withstood the test of time. The elastic band closure and the built-in pen loop are practical additions that ensure my notebook stays secure and my pen is always handy.3. Design and AestheticsLeStallion notebooks are a joy to look at and hold. The elegant design, combined with a variety of color options, makes them not just functional but also a stylish accessory. The attention to detail is evident in the quality of the binding and the overall finish of the notebook.4. User-Friendly FeaturesOne of my favorite features is the pre-printed page numbers and the contents section at the beginning. This simple addition makes it incredibly easy to organize and reference my notes. There are also two ribbon bookmarks, which is perfect for marking multiple sections simultaneously.Personal ExperienceSince I started using LeStallion, my journaling experience has transformed. The joy of writing on such high-quality paper cannot be overstated. I find myself reaching for my journal more often, eager to fill the pages with thoughts, sketches, and plans. It has become an integral part of my daily routine.The sturdy construction means I can take it anywhere without fear of damaging it. Whether I'm jotting down ideas at a coffee shop, sketching in a park, or reflecting on my day before bed, my LeStallion notebook is always by my side.To ConcludeJournaling has been a significant part of my life for as long as I can remember. Through various stages and phases, my notebooks have been my companions, capturing my thoughts, dreams, and growth. From the humble beginnings with a spiral-bound notebook to the luxurious experience of LeStallion, each journal has played a crucial role in my personal development.If you’re on a quest for the perfect journaling notebook, I highly recommend giving LeStallion a try. The blend of quality, durability, and thoughtful design makes it a standout choice for any journal enthusiast.Happy journaling, everyone!With love,
Penelope Quill

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