So you probably have whiplash by now with me switching back and forth between planners! This is to be expected during a major life change. It takes me a little while to figure out what I need.
Just yesterday I postponed my experiment with my A5 Filofax Domino combined with Quo Vadis weekly inserts (which you can read all about here) because the binder was too big to take everywhere with me. Well as it turns out, portability is much less important to me right now than functionality.
My husband and I have been talking a lot lately about our goals. Mainly, how to get back to Scotland. (Because whenever I'm not in Scotland, my goal is always to get back.) His contract is up in 18 months so the goal is to move back to Scotland in that time. (I hear you: 3 international moves in 3 years?? Am I crazy? Possibly.)
The only planner that has planning pages from now all the way through the end of next year is my A5 Domino Filofax. It came with weekly planner insert pages for all of 2011 and also all of 2012, which was very thoughtful of Filofax. And, Steve sent me the Quo Vadis weekly inserts that go all the way through the end of this year, which I am now using because I love the format.
I've been frustrated recently with my bound-planner limitations. I want to plan our entire time here in Indonesia (March 2011-September 2012) in one book. I also want monthly calendars across the two-page spread for more writing space, instead of month-per-page planners that are in my current bound planner. And I want tabbed sections for my new goals, timelines, notes on possibilities, international information, tracking my finances closely, etc. My Filofax is the only book that can handle all of this!
No I won't be able to carry it with me everywhere. It doesn't matter. This book is making me feel empowered and in control, and able to make plans for the future. And that is what I need right now.