A WOMAN who bought lots of new notebooks and colourful pens is convinced her life will now stop being full of uncertainty and dread.
Susan Traherne admitted spending an embarrassing amount of money in Paperchase, but believes it was worth it because using a nice new pen makes her feel everything is alright for several minutes at a time.
Traherne said: “Filling in my floral-patterned week planner allows me to pretend I have a modicum of control over my terrifyingly unknowable future.
“And my crisp, clean jotter pad and expensive new rollerball feel like a fresh start in life. Maybe this year I’ll get the fulfilling job and loving relationship I crave and deserve.
“I can’t rely on people or politicians to make my life orderly and safe, but my limited-edition Moleskine notebook is a refuge for me to do some doodles of kittens.”
She added: “It’s possible the feelings of powerlessness and gloom will return, but it’s nothing some Moomin Post-it notes won’t fix.”