Then a happy accidental discovery: Flickr, with all the scrumptious pictures of Maldens, Cubans, Astons, Holborns and other planners . Decorated—great idea! People who loved to photo their Filos! I worshipped at the feet of PopcornFeet (CrazySuburbanMom), Jotje (NotAnotherFilofaxBlog) and TrueRedhead and others. Philofaxy--a whole community of people who shared their ideas and pictures and systems happily. The light dawned.
So I jumped joyfully onto the Filofax wagon; first with a personal mushroom Aston — such soft leather, so nice to touch; I adored it, but it just didn’t have enough pockets to be a wallet. Then came a gray Malden and I loved the inside layout, but didn’t like the color or the shininess at all and couldn’t love it. Much research for nearly a month and the more I looked, the more attractive the Holborn seemed. A black personal popped up on Adspot and that was it.
|It came with some fabulous bright colored paper|
My system is pretty basic (but decorated!): four main sections (Lists, which migrate to the Calendar or Reference sections; Calendar- wo2p and monthly; Money; Reference — the A-Z index dividers are used extensively). And totally perfect for a wallet with all the pockets and card slots.
The gray Malden got swapped for a brown Holborn; then I discovered that there was a lovely gray color and bought it immediately;
Last but definitely not least came the wine. I haven’t moved into it yet because I’m still waffling with the color scheme.
|I don’t wait very well; my postman is not fond of me.|
So I have them all. The Holborn is everything I thought it would be and I don’t have the least desire for any others. It is my wallet and a large part of my brain. It is part of my life-it keeps me organized, tells me where to go, reminds me about what I need to do and keeps important things handy. I love my Holborns.