The Why

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Pen & Paper Society. It took a while to get here, but here we are. Why the name? Are we a secret society devoted to selling writing utensils? No. The name of our blog reflects our love of writing, but it also goes beyond that. It means taking action. The name is our pact to do what we say we want, dream, yearn to do. Take that painting class. Volunteer in the community. Go on that dream vacation to Paris with two of your friends. Oh wait! Check that last one off the list.

Let’s go back a couple years and set the stage. Three friends who are “coping” with the realities of adulthood. I use the word coping very loosely and sarcastically, hence the quotation marks. Although we are all in different places, we all found ourselves in the same rut. Get up. Go to work. Try to sleep at a reasonable hour. Repeat. Repeat. Repeat.

It wasn’t until the idea of the blog came up that I realized that my friends were feeling the same way. It’s really easy to get caught up in the social media world and believe everyone is having more fun than you. I’m not alone. It is a confirmed fact, becoming an adult is hard!

So why a blog? It is our way to maintain a friendship that spans the country. It is our way to stay creative and adventurous. And lastly, it is our love song to all you adults that you’re not alone. There are others that are faking it too, even the ones that look real put together.


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