I recently (last month) dumped my ENTIRE personal-size Filofax set up in favor of a desk-sized Franklin Covey binder filled with DayTimer and Mead and Martha Stewart inserts!!!! I know. Blasphemy. And such sweet sorrow to box up my Amazona.
It all started because I wanted more space to write in, so I was going to move into the larger A5 FF. But then I couldn't find the refills I wanted for my A5 FF, and I was going mad. It was REALLY ridiculous. One Saturday I drove all over town (and Los Angeles is a BIG town) and even borrowed a huge paper cutter at Utrecht so I could see how well a Rhodia notebook would fit into my A5. There I was, pulling strings out of the spine then shoving the pages under the dull blade, cutting up a brand new notebook into less-than-straight sheets, knowing full well that I would still have to put in the labor of punching holes, and decided BAH, HUMBUG! There's got to be a better way.
LOOOOONG story short, after another day-and-a-half of very focused (obsessed) shopping later in the week, I ended up with a beautiful binder that is serving me well. It's pretty damn cool, I must say. There were some happy accidents along the way. I want to use it for a couple of more months to make sure it stands the test of time before posting pics. The hardest part was finding a decent binder! I went to six or seven different office supply stores in one day before I found a lovely, dark brown, saddle leather Franklin Covey binder. It reminds me of my Kendal, but not as soft. I found it at Staples. It wasn't at any of the other three Staples stores I went to, nor at any of the Office Depots or the Office Max, so it was no wonder that I danced in the aisle when I found this beauty. Overall, the FC and Day Timer binder choices are pitiful. However, the insert choices are exciting, the exact inverse of the Filofax line.
So, my intention now is to blog about a fitness program I just started, but WHO KNOWS if that will really happen! I mean, the program is happening, but blogging about it takes a back seat.
Catch you all later, and hope your organizational dreams are coming true!!! Love.