A new year means a new notebook, even if the old notebook is not completely filled, it’s January and I crave freshness. (By the way, my choice is the classic black Moleskine) This new notebook, however, means I experience one of my many neuroses, this one I like to call “new-notebook-itis”, in which I am unable to start using it. It is so perfect and new I can’t get myself to crack the spine and flatten down that first page (why does that page always stick up so much?), and suddenly I feel like the list I’m about to write down needs to be something big and profound because it is the first item on the very first page. Luckily this only lasts a few days but I feel mighty silly while it does. Tell me, are any of you similarly afflicted? Or can you hardly wait to start scribbling away?