A little less than a Year ago I started using a Filofax and I got really addicted to organizing & to using a Planner for my 2Do Lists, to organize my Everyday- & Business-Life, to keep track of things, to stay ahead of tasks … and last but not least to capture memories and Details of my / our life. I started out with a black A5 Filofax Metropol … more or less because it was the one I was able to buy in a local shop and I thought it was good to start with … not long after that – I craved the Filofax Original Fluo Orange … and bought it … THEN … The Original came out with the most adorable Color – the Dark Aqua … and … you guess it … I needed to have it … not to talk about the Personal Sized Domino Patent in Hot Pink and the Personal Sized Cuban in Chilli Red … and the cute “noname” Planner with the Stars (which I just got in my Advent Calendar from my dear friend Ela and I LOVE it – so cute with the stars and love the mint color) … yes … I use most of them (the Dark Aqua is my Everyday Planner, the Fluo Orange is my Blog & Work Planner, the Chilli Red one is my Penpal & Address Planner and the Pink one I use for recipes … and I thought I have found Planner Peace … and I did … until I got my hands on a Midori.
Thought I definitely don’t need one until I was able to see it in person & hold it in my hands, flip through the Pages, feel (and smell) the Leather … am I crazy or what? Another one? A whole new System? Really? But … I got one and moved in already (using it as a Inspiration Journal, Diary and in a third Section as a Sketchbook) … and I’m in LOVE! I mean … REALLY in Love … I’m carrying it around with me all Day and I just LOVe to open it and tough it and add to it … and I think I can say: I even love it more than my Filofaxes …! There – I said it … I even WROTE it … black on white …!
Now is this crazy? I don’t know … but this System of the Midori all of a sudden appeals so much more to me than the ringbinder system of the Filofax … I just LOVE that floppy Leather Wrap and the Strap you put around it – I love the way you can add & remove the Booklets and one of the biggest advantages for me is actually that once you have filled a Booklet and you take it out and replace it with a new one – you still have a whole, bound Booklet with your Stuff to store away & keep and not the loose Pages you take out of a Filofax. Especially for things I’d like to keep (like Sketches, Diary & Journaling, Project Life Pages etc.) that’s so much more convenient than those loose Pages …!
So for 2015 I will DEFINITELY use my Midori for my Project Life / Diary and as a Everyday Sketchbook – so for the more artsy stuff – and I think about getting another one to use as an Artjournal (making the inserts myself with Watercolor Paper) … and I THINK I will keep the Fil0fax System for Planning & Organizing … at least that’s what I’ll try to do … because I just can’t justifie completely switching to the Midori Travelers Notebook System … I can’t ditch my Filofaxes like that … right?!? (please say “You’re absolutely right – you can’t!” *lol*)
So … I’ve rambled enough … now take a look at this Beauty … what’s not to love about it?!?