I’ve been struggling for a few years with how I keep and manage my to-do list. I’ve tried reminders on my iPhone and other electronic apps but they didn’t seem to work for me the way I needed them to. Mostly I ended up to resorting to my most faithful organizational system – the post-it note.
Then over the summer I found my calendar from my Grade 12 year. It was full of those all important reminders: college applications, tests, exams, assignments, and trips. There were even a few notes from friends with helpful reminders that made me laugh now. That trip down memory lane made me ask why I’m not still using a calendar. I used one faithfully when I started working, but as my job changed (more longer term projects that were harder to check off a list) it fell by the wayside.
I looked at the popular Happy Planners, but it just didn’t feel right for me. What did feel right was my old, worn green planner. It’s a leather Filofax I bought in a now defunct luggage store in Saint John. The pieces were timeless but pricey and I spent way too much money on it at the time. It’s been well used though, the leather is scarred in places and worn thin in others. It’s proven to be the “investment piece” I told myself it would be.
I tried out different insert pages but ended up going with the classic Filofax page per day.
The side border on this to do list triggered a bit of a Washi tape obsession (only the narrow will work without covering part of the page). I love the fish tape I found on line.
And because there’s a little kid in me that still loves the thought of stickers, I’ve purchased stickers for my planner. I found these stickers on Etsy that I’m loving.
(Yes I’m starting yoga next week. It’s highly possible I’ll end up in traction.)