Happy Happy New Year!!
I do hope your year is off to a lovely start.
My new year always starts, in part, with the excitement of finding a new empty day planner / journal. This is no trifling matter as we have to spend an entire year together.
Now, I would like to tell you that I use my day planner in the ordinary way, to note the meetings, social engagements, and other things that I don't want to forget. But I have a much closer attachment than that.
I am one of those people who has to write down everything. Well not everything but most things. It is possible, after all, that 6 years from now I may really want to know that I was typing this blog post at 2:00 in the afternoon on January 5th 2013. Right it could happen? I know you are probably wondering what kind of nut job needs to write down that they did the dishes at 7:00 pm or took a cat nap at 3:00 and all I can say is, I have been behaving this way for years and so far have been passing for a normal member of society. Of course most of society doesn't know about this obsessive behavior or the fact that I keep empty toilet paper rolls in my night stand. So it could be that I have just been lucky.
Strangely enough there are actually a few days when I don't write down my every activity.
But I never feel quite right about it.
Oh but enough about me and my strange OCD symptoms. The only point here is that I would never think of venturing unarmed into a new year without my dear day planner.
So according to my custom, sometime in November or December, I began my search for the perfect new Day Planner. This years search yielded an uninspiring selection of options and so I decided to make my own.
I have been wanting to try this whole smash book thing anyway. So this was the perfect opportunity. I have only just started to put it together but here is what I have so far.
I made these month stamps from my empty ink cartridges and empty Styrofoam containers. The tutorial is here.
The page with all the empty boxes is for my 5 Big goals for 2013 and the tasks associated with them.
These are the pages for next week. I am too embarrassed to show you what this week looks like. Rest assured there is a little bit of writing on them. :-)