I hope you are doing well and trying to stay healthy. That nasty cold throat stuff is going around and I caught it. Darn it. Oh well. Life goes on.
And so does blogging! Yay! I may not be able to speak clearly but I can type! Yay for technology!
So. I have started a series called Revizing My Planners. I have used a Filofax the past year (2014) and loved it! I loved decorating the pages and everything about it. However when I discovered the Bullet Journal concept and began watching YouTube videos regarding that I fell in love and dived head first into the lovely warm pool of this community and planning lifestyle.
However. As much as I love my new bullet journal system I still wanted to incorporate my Filofax. I didn't want it to feel left out. Yes Filofaxes have feelings....OK may be not but still. Lol.
So. I have started revizing some things to make both of them work. I admire so much those that can use two or more planners at a time! Go you!
In my first post in this series I go over my menu and how it's been working thus far.
Now I would like to introduce you to how I plan and pack for vaca.
Who doesn't like to go away on trips? I honestly don't go very much. My friends make fun of me (but I still love them) and say I am very sheltered. Which OK. I am. I really don't get out as much as I probably should.
But when I do I bet they couldn't say they have an OCD packing list like me!
So. Here is what I was using in my filofax:
I created them myself on word. Before that I just used a plain piece of paper and sticky notes.
I loved the lay out of this list. But with my bullet journal I wasn't using this. I supposed I could just print them out and glue them into my journal but I dunno.
Anyway. I made a master packing list in my bullet journal:
But I got thinking...what happens when I change notebooks in May? I will have to write this all over again or keep going back to it.
So in bringing my Filofax back from the dead I figured I could keep the Filofax pages in my Filofax and use my journal. I decided to go back to the same colorful pad of paper that I use in my menu planning.
I make a list on my Filofax pages. Then I make a list on a blue paper from my notepad. Now. Before you say isn't this redundant? Yes. To be honest it is. Why write the same list twice? Well. Partly because I am just a neurotic list maker and because each place I go varies on what I need to pack.
For example. In March my family and I are going to our cabin. I don't need make up or nice close like I would say if I were going to stay with a friend somewhere.
Here is an example of my packing list:
When I am done with the list I will put this in my bullet journal. This paper I can put away and not worry about having to remember everything and go back through old journals.
This is my paper tucked in the week that I am going out of town.
So there you have it.
I hope this made sense. If you have any questions let me know!
Stay healthy (if you can at all help it) and as always Happy Fleeking!!