Here's an update on how I'm using my new personal Malden Filofax I got last weekend (which you can read more about here).
I stopped using it as a wallet because it was just too fiddly. I've tried using my Filofax as my wallet in the past and had the same issue so I wasn't entirely surprised. So, I went back to my normal wallet.
I love having a Filofax as my Information book, but it and my large day per page planner in my bag at the same time was too much so I had to choose only one of them.
Since I had just shelled out some serious cash on the Malden a few days ago, I wasn't ready to abandon it already. And anyway, it was nice to have my notes, maps, financial stuff and everything all together in one book.
So I decided to revisit an experiment I did a couple of months ago with Franklin Covey Two Pages Per Day inserts. At the time it failed quickly and now I realize why: I wasn't using my weekly planner with it! Well DUH!! I absolutely must use my weekly and daily together. So I thought it was worth trying the FC 2PPD again.
Here are the FC 2PPD pages in my Malden, and even though they stick out they're much better than they were in my Finsbury.
I have two months of 2PPD and 12 months of monthly in here. Below you can see how much wider the FC pages are than the Filofax ones. I can't put the FC pages too far toward the back of the binder or else my pen won't fit.
I absolutely love this layout with my schedule vertically, a separate space for to-dos, the Daily Tracker where I record expenses, and the entire opposite page for notes.
I love this so much! So then why does it make me so nervous?? For some reason I'm still craving the permanence of a bound book, even though I know that no bound book could ever compare to the flexibility and awesome layout of this.
Patty's recent post showing her archived FC pages gives me loads of hope that if I'm diligent about archiving and don't shuffle my pages around too much, I could achieve a similar level of archival permanence with these looseleaf pages as I would get from a bound book. Plus I absolutely love the FC monthly index pages that Patty shows in her post, which my FC pages also have. I'm definitely going to utilize those for easy reference.
So the reality here is, these 2 pages per day inserts in my Filofax could collectively be a combination of my two biggest planner fantasies: daily pages holding all my life's details and my Filofax being my long-term life companion!
And yet, despite the fact that I've searched far and wide for the "perfect" day per page bound book and not found it, I still wish I could manage to find a bound daily book that would hold everything I want to write each day and still be a portable size book.
Would somebody talk some sense into me and convince me the FC 2PPDs in the Malden is the answer I've been searching for??