Thursday, May 12, 2011

May update: Moleskine 18 month weekly notebook

I started using the Moleskine just before the year's end, but only two weeks into it I put it down. Keeping up with my Filo and trying to use it at the same time, was time consuming, not to mention that the lack of space in the Mole wouldn't allow a complete switchover.

moleskine planner
Nevertheless, I really liked it and tried to at least write one thing in it, maybe a thought or a note to myself on the page opposite to the calendar.
Inside Moleskine
Gradually I noticed a few patterns emerging: on the top space above the calendar, I'd write a brief description of the week: "Rollercoaster hectic busy week" or "This has also been Problem Week!" Actually, on that particular week I had taken one day off work and was really glad I did, as it helped me unwind and see things from a different perspective. That is also when I started drawing, painting and glueing things on it.
Inside Moleskine 

And so it became an activity, to update it on the weekend, looking back at the week, write my thoughts down.
Inside Moleskine
But I have avoided using it for appointments. That way it stays fun.


Robin said...

It's amazing how two (great) minds can have the same thought.

I have a Moleskine planner that just didn't work for me, so I turned it into a place to capture quotes and other things.

Take a look!

Laurie said...

Aha!! So this is how you are using your Mole! I like it!

So, are you still using your Filofax for planning? (And if so, which Filofax??)

Laurie said...

Just now saw your Filofaxes post. I like your system!

Savannah said...

What a nice keepsake you are creating. Are you going to use your Midori in a similar fashion in 2012? What are your feelings about the Midori?

Oni said...

Hi Savannah
Hopefully I will use the Midori next year or before.
I absolutely love it and it is, by far, the most beautiful planner I own. Which is why I do not want to start it yet. I need to finish the Moleskine and the Filofax by the end of year. I also know that once I start using the Midori, I will not want to have anything to do with other planners for quite a while.
I wish it was December 31st already! :)

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