Hello, My Name is Jodie Griffin, and …

I’m addicted to school supplies. Notebooks especially, but also pens, binders, folders, highlighters, and the like. And over the years, I’ve learned I’m not alone in this. It seems to be something that afflicts many, many writers. Maybe we need a support group.


One of my favorite times of the year is when school supplies arrive at Target. I’m like a kid in a candy store. And when they go on clearance? Pure bliss. There’s something about shiny, clean new notebooks that makes me happy and has me itching to start something new.

I know, it’s weird. But there it is.

What strange-to-others addictions do you have?