Saturday, August 18, 2012
That Which is First #Filofax
To be honest, I am using all of them for some facet of my life. They each have a purpose. So since I've made this committment to the Filofax planner I intend to record my experiences here on this blog.
Whenever I say I love something I say I am a "freak" about it. Well that's just it, I am a "freak" about Filofaxes.
I used to use planners all the time. Although, I've never owned a FiloFax until June of 2012. Just simple store bought ones, I remember picking a really pretty red one up at Target once. I loved using them. I put everything in them. They were a solid, dependable resource that was always with me. It was like a "mini me" that never forgot or lost anything.
One day my dbil (dear brother in law) gave me a used pocket pc which actually stole my affections from the hand written planner. I used it religiously for about a year when one day it just wouldn't turn on. That was it! Everything I stored in there was gone! It was like a death in the family for me.
The solution, in my mind, was to purchase a new one. I said to myself , "That would never happen to a new one". So I did, a new one was purchased and used for about another year or so and then one day, guess what it wouldn't do? That's right! It would'nt friggin turn on! Sooooooo, I gave up. White flag flying. I burned both of them in a funeral pyre in my backyard. It was a very solemn occasion.
At that point, I neither turned to technology or the hand written calendar. I did neither and for a very long time I floundered in forgetfulness and chaos. Until, that is, my organizing everything phase kicked in.
I organized every closet, drawer and cupboard in my house. I developed "systems" for everything. I was tired of looking for things, tired of piles, tired of confusion. So, since I'm a visual learner, YouTube was where I turned. I found wonderful videos on organizing everything, which also led me to the Filofax world. I say world because I found a world all unto itself for FiloFaxers. (noun, meaning someone who loves, uses and is devoted to using a Filofax(es)).
I've found that I'm very happy in this little world. I feel I'm back to my old organized planner self again. But, in a better more sophisticated way. This blog is dedicated to that journey.