Happy New Year everyone! I hope you had a wonderful holiday. Now it’s back to reality again. Like many people I have difficulty transitioning from the magic of Christmas to the mundane New Year. It’s always good to focus on what you are grateful for rather than on what you no longer have or what’s in the past. A planner or notebook is a good way to write down what you are grateful for. Every year I buy a new planner and every year after one or two months of writing in it i abandon it. So this year I’m trying something different.
Suzi Blu started a group (it’s closed now i believe) on Facebook called “Paint and Chronicle” which is a place where you can follow along with her as she creates a unique all in one planner – Suzi style. It’s got the month and the days in it but it also encompasses gratitude and journaling, art and more. I think I’ve been looking for something like this to keep me honest.
I’ve got lists, ideas, gratitude etc. written in a number of different places and am continually losing them and buying new books and starting anew. So i’m pretty excited to begin this one as a catch all for all the important stuff. The above book is created in a moleskin grid book. I collaged a front cover and protected it with a layer of packing tape. I wanted to make sure it was pretty enough for me to want to use it :).
I think if i allow myself to be real, messy and not worry about creating perfect art then this is something i can keep up with.
What kind of planner journal do you use for the important stuff throughout the year?
Love Violette xo