My 2017 Analogue System
I've been thinking quite a bit about my analogue system for next year - it's always nice to be able to start a year fresh with clean white pages and, in my case, hope for the best. It's very similar to my system from this past year (here's my blog post at the end of last year looking forward), with just some minor tweaking. To keep me organized and next year, I will be using:
- A new Camel Midori Traveler's Notebook, regular size for my agenda + planning.
- Stalogy A5 Notebook for my personal journal, inside an A5 Midori MD Leather Notebook.
- Life Noble Note B5 work notebook for notes and keeping track of projects.
- Hobonichi Techo for daily gratitude writing, inside an A6 Midori MD Leather Cover.
- Stalogy B6 as a pocket book, for daily notes and random scribbles.
- A B6 Life Vermilion to keep track of my correspondence. I think I may fill it up this year!
- A4 Midori MD notebook, which I'm still using to document Caleb's funny moments, although I haven't been as faithful as I wish I could be.
- A notebook with a dog on it I've had for the last decade, in which I keep track of the books I've read.
- Another B6 Stalogy notebook for ink swabs and keeping track of what's in my pens. I just started this notebook in November 2016, so it's only got a few pages filled, but I'm loving how crinkly it's getting already. I tell it apart from my pocket notebook because it has a burn mark on its front cover from when I was doing wax seals and things got a little out of hand.
***As we wrap up the year and the holiday season comes to an end, I have a whole host of blog posts in mind for that quiet time between Christmas and the first day of 2017: maybe more updated photos on how the Midori MD leather cover wears in and warms up over time, reflections on another year in business, my pen artillery for 2016 and which ones I tended to use the most, a very vague and faint hope of a few photos of a completed travel journal from our train trip this summer. With only a few days left until the new year, time is ticking, but I think it feels more like that as these final hectic shopping days clamber on in the shop. 9I always really look forward to the time right after Christmas, when there's time to take a breath and clean up the boxes, and maybe to enjoy a few new Christmas toys with some hot chocolate.