Justin, you inspired me.
I started a new composition book journal about a week and a half ago, and decided to go full pencil this time around.
Pretty blue California Republic Golden Bear Pencil, courtesy of Speculator.
I've been using the same one for the first fifty pages or so, and it's still alive, despite a pencil sharpener that keeps eating the point and other such challenges. It's a bit the worse for wear, but still, it has proven pencil-efficiency. And done so quite pleasantly.
The toll a week and a bit has taken, shown with a nearly new pencil for comparison!