One of my goals this year is to organise my life. I have started to do this in a variety of ways. One of these ways is by using a Filofax planner.
I have always been obsessed with planners. I used a paper planner all through school and college to keep myself on track. Colour coding and to-do lists have always been a part of me and I wanted to take it one step further.
I bought myself a black personal metropol planner.
Right after I purchased it, I started to panic. I realised that I was becoming obsessed. Browsing filofax blogs. Pinning multitudes of filofax pins to my newly created filofax boards. Following filofax instagram accounts. I was going to become one of those insane planner people who was going to have weekly themes and colour codes and categories for everything. I was slowly going to sink so much money into this little book buying washi tapes and custom pages and special pens and stickers. Is a new obsession and money-sink what I really wanted?
YES. YES IT WAS.
A friend of mine, Carla saw me rambling on Twitter about how I needed ALL THE WASHI TAPES one day and she suggested that we do a mail swap. She would send me some washi tapes and I could send her some things from New Zealand. I won’t say here what I sent her way because she has not received it yet but all I can say is WASHI TAPES!!!
She sent me all but two of the washi tapes that I already owned plus the beautiful box that I am keeping them in now. I have so much washi taping ahead of me for my filofax and perhaps some other projects which I may share with you soon.
This week, I have gone with a red theme for Valentine’s Day instead of my usual colour coding like in previous weeks (see the first picture). I’m not sure which I like better – coding for different types of events or having one colour theme for the week. Maybe it will depend on the washi tapes. I am still trying to test it all out to see what works for me.
The next thing I’d like to do with my Filofax is develop more sections for meal plans, blogging, and a to-do list. I want to make custom dividers for these. Stay tuned for more filofax goodness! My Erin Condren teacher planner should also be arriving this week.