Okay, so last month I mentioned that I was moving my monthly spread out of my A5 Paperchase Planner and into my new Moleskine journal. Well, here it is:
Isn’t she pretty? It comes off a bit more blue in photos but I’d describe the colour as I see it in person as sage green. I love it! I was torn between what colour to get. It was a toss-up between this one and a lemon yellow colour one but in the end, Sage won.
Yup, I am naming my journal planner Sage – so I have Geo (my personal Filofax), Paperchase (my A5 planner) and Sage! (For some reason I haven’t felt the need to name my address pocket planner or my snail mail took kit planner).
So, I got this journal and really hadn’t planned it at all. Actually, it was February 28th, I still hadn’t made my March inserts and I was frustrated by my printer messing up when I tried to print some grid paper. Sitting at my desk, I decided in that moment that I needed a new notebook.
So off to the shops it was!
Good thing the shop I needed in question was nearby and I happened to have some money on me.
I didn’t have too much time really to fill out my March pages as I did want to have them done before March started, so that left me a few hours! I decided to get the blank page Moleskine journal rather than the square paper or dotted paper so that I could play a bit more with layouts (also, they didn’t really have nice colours in those paper options), but without much time to plan out different layouts, I just decided to copy what I had used last month in my A5 planner.
As usual, I started with my title page for the month. I did though pick up a calligraphy marker pen while I was at the shops and tested it out here – it does make it look so much fancier than normal!
Making the layout with my pencil and ruler before going over everything again with a grey pen was a little time-consuming. I might have to learn to love uneven lines and spacing just to make my life easier when it comes to future months of my journal!
So on these pages I have my events and holidays section, things I’m getting up to section, my language tracking section and my exercise tracking. Having the tracking on the same page is really useful as I am actually filling it out.
My money tracking pages look pretty much the same as always:
And the final set of pages I have for the month contain my snail mail tracking, lists of things to do, books to read, monthly goals, weight and language scores.
It’s all very simple but it’s a layout that works for me!
I do find that without the grid paper I had before, I feel much more comfortable using washi tape to fill in some of the blank spaces I had left around on my pages. Maybe as I work my way through the months and get a feel for Sage, I’ll even start using stickers on my spreads!
I guess only time will tell how my planning in this Moleskine will evolve.