This is a thicker journal that I usually shy away from because of my tendency to become bored with the patterns or pages. This journal holds a pleasant surprise in that there are five or ten different patterns and colors.
Like I said a slow start, I only have the first few pages filled. I hope to start throwing in some good notes and things for Christmas celebrations and grocery lists for Xmas cooking.
I feel like most of my journals have a slow start. Like most novels you have to invest in a little time to gett to know the writing style and characters. I have to get to know the lax or taught spine and ease into how the paper soaks up the ink from my favorite pen.
Speaking of pens, do you have a very specific pen, or style of ink pen you use for journaling? I am quite picky. In some journals I refused to write with a ballpoint pen at all. That made for tough times when I inevitably misplaced my fancier ink pen.