I have always been obsessed with paper. I don’t know what it is about a stack of clean sheets or a new notebook. Sometimes it takes me days, even weeks to start filling it in. Maybe it’s because I want to fill it with something special or meaningful and I have to wait for something to happen that is worthy of filling its pages. Maybe it’s the idea of what a special notebook means – that you have something important to say, to do!
I have tried many notebooks and binders over the years. Spirals, Composition books (ala Harriet the Spy), Trapper Keepers, and even hand cut and stapled notepads. I would never start a new school year with out a 5 subject FiveStar First Gear notebook from Mead. I was convinced this would make or break my year even in college. I had day planners too – those were my favorite; but I never had anything significant to put in them. I was too young to have that much going on that I needed to be that organized. Then I discovered Moleskines. I love them. They are so basic, so perfect for keeping my notes in one place. I received one at work and as I made entry after entry it became my office “bible”. All my notes, all my learnings filled it over the year. Then, another, and another. Then I was looking for something a little more… well, a little more.
So I started looking at Pinterest for ideas. I love Pinterest. A whole world of ideas in images! Love it. Anyway, I digress. I saw all these amazing posts of how people had transformed their Moleskine into planners and lifelines. Art Journals they were called. But I am terrible at drawing. So my search went on and my Pinterest board grew. Then I started to see more and more Filofax followers and found I was quickly falling in love. The colors, the creativity, the unique approach to planning your day. Washi tape, colored pens (oh how I love pens!!), post-it notes in fun shapes, having your “dashboard” (whatever that was) and creating your very own printables! Yah I was/am hooked.
Now which one to get? Malden? Original? Metrpol? And then what size – personal, A5? After many hours of research and decision making and YouTube watching…here is my awesome RETRO YELLOW A5 ORIGINAL FILOFAX!!
Beautiful isn’t it? My Mother In Law and wonderful Hub-ster got it for me. Once I get it all set up I will share another post.Meanwhile… Happy Filofax n’