My Everyday Carry (Stationery Edition)

After all these pen and notebook posts, I thought it would be a good idea to show you my EDC when it comes to notebooks and pens. If you don’t know what everyday carry (EDC) is, or what it means, basically it “refers to items that are carried on a consistent basis to assist in dealing with normal everyday needs“. The full description is found on the linked Wikipedia page. Usually, it includes items needed in case of emergency, but this post is just regarding my stationery supplies. They’re important!

Everyday Carry: Bullet Journal 1
So first things first, Taylor got me this amazing Marauder tote bag, and I’ve been using it for my bullet journal carry-along. It fits all the stuff on the right there, my current bullet journal, two pen cases (I’ll get into them in the next picture) and a little notebook that Sowmya gave me. You can read up on my bullet journal in my updates. The little notebook isn’t always there, but it’s mostly there if I need to pull it out to jot something down real quick. It has a lot of notes from podcasts I listen to and other random things.

Everyday Carry: Bullet Journal 2
Now for the two pen cases. The long, metal Blue Bear one is from Morning Glory. I got it years and years ago. This holds one dry highlighter from Monami, one felt tip Le Pen from Marvy, and five Frixion pens, one Frixion marker, and one Frixion eraser from Pilot. These are my bujo essentials. Each Frixion pen color represents a different category in my bullet journal, the Frixion marker and the Le Pen helps set-up the dailies, and the highlighter is to highlight the important items. The other plaid bag with the bow is from Daiso, the amazing Japanese dollar store. I love Daiso. This holds a ton of pens, including all the other Frixion pens I have, brush pens, more highlighters, etc. This is if I get bored and need to play around. I don’t need to carry this around, I just want to.

Everyday Carry: In My Purse
Now, if I don’t want to bring my bujo everywhere, I still have these items in my purse. I have the “I Love You, man” blank notebook (gift from my good friend Ash) and my ecosystem ruled notebook in case I need to jot something down real quick. Sometimes I also have Sowmya’s little notebook in my purse too. The cute striped bag with the face holds the items in the bottom picture. It has 3 pens from Daiso (I think they’re liquid ink?), one pencil, one rubber eraser, one Sharpie, and my awesome Jetstream. There’s also a regular ballpoint pen; if someone needs to borrow a pen and I don’t like them, they’ll probably get that pen.

And that’s what I carry everyday, stationery-wise! Let me know what you carry!