So if you’re close to me you’d know how much I love stationary. It’s always something I’ve loved since I was a kid and now, as a full blown adult, it’s grown. Learning about the planner community through YouTube and watching all those videos, I’d love to be able to constantly buy those sticker kits. But that’s a frivolous expense I can’t justify all the time. They’re pretty, and I do occasionally buy a set, but they don’t really work for me, functionally.
I am considering buying an Erin Condren, but it’d be used solely as a memory keeper/scrapbook. I use A5 inserts that I print out and once I’m done with a couple months, I toss them out. So when I do use stickers for my every day, it’s only for the important things I want to remember. I don’t want to be throwing away money.
I’m thinking I’ll do a series of posts on this. Maybe turn this page completely into a planner haven for myself. More like an art page actually. I’ve been getting better with my drawings and would like to document my process. But we’ll see.
For today, I’m focusing on A5 ring bound planners. I’m particularly partial to the Filofax, simply because I like the sleekness of the design and the width of the rings. I currently own the Duck Egg Blue version of the Original range. It was a splurge, and most likely my most expensive planner, but the quality is great. I love it. It’s helped me to organize my important documents in one place and it feels fantastic. I would like to get the personal size of this in Nude. I’m going to wait on it, as it’s not something I need.
Then there’s the Kikki-K.
I chose this particular version because I want it (lol). Inside, the rings are black and contrasts against the mint green color. And I’m partial towards blues and neutral colors. I may dive back in and purchase it, but like the personal Nude Filofax, I don’t have a need for it. My current personal planner is my Filofax Domino, which I use as my school, assignments tracker. It was cheap and I don’t worry about scratching it. My A5 stays at home at all times. I’ve only just taken off the plastic;/ I’ve had the planner for a month.
Also, as nice as the Kikki-k planners are, I just wasn’t in love with the one I had. It was a black, medium (personal) size, and I hated it. I ended up gifting it to my friend (with some Michael’s Recollections inserts); it was her graduation gift. She likes it a lot more than I do, which I’m happy about. I didn’t want the planner to just sit there.
I don’t collect planners. Notebooks, yes, because I journal. I’ve done that since the fifth grade. I’ve yet to finish a full notebook, but I’m getting close. By the end of August I should finish my bujo/journal. And the end of the year, I should be done with my Hobonichi style daily A6 planner (journal). It’s a goal and I’m getting there.
For next time, I think I’ll be focusing on the Erin Condren.