Did you know that journal hoarding is real? How many empty or half-empty notebooks do you have? Or How many notebooks are lying around with just the first page filled and then nothing but sad blank pages after that? Don’t worry! There are plenty of people in this category, including ME!. I have always been drawn to the stationery aisle, oohing and ahhing over the pretty and sparkly front covers. Full of creative possibilities, it is one of the most exciting sensations to get home a brand new blank notebook. That feeling of cracking open the front cover, the texture of each page when you touch them, ahhhh, it is so intoxicating. But, here is where the problem begins. Once I come home, I don’t want to start the book until I get the best idea to use them. It is so intimidating and overwhelming; I feel like I might ruin the beautiful thing. And the next best thing to do is to keep the notebook neatly on a lonely shelf (with the other empty journals I’ve collected). If you are like me and have a vast collection of underused journals, join the club, folks! Here is excellent news for those who have that unique frustration when you see that pile of blank notebooks lying around the house. After years of journaling and journal exploration, I have found dozens of ways to put your beautiful notebooks to good use. So in the spirit of mindful buying, minimalism, and using everything to its full potential, let us get inspired to take on your journal collection and transform it into something useful!