Boxing Day Musings: 2024

We hosted Christmas this year, so today I’m recovering from lots of cooking, dishes, entertaining and more. But now that the holiday is over, my thoughts turn to the next big milestone, the end of the year.

This year I had some successes and failures in the planning, journaling, & stationery world. I loved my Effin’ Birds Planner and it was a highlight each and every Monday morning. My 5-year Midori diary? Not so much. Some months I was great, but I don’t think I’ve written in it since October so that’s gonna fall squarely in the fail column. So as I ponder 2024, I want to set myself up for more successes than fails.

In the planner column, I’m giving the Timeless Planner from Paper Republic a whirl. I purchased 2 undated booklets which should get me all the way through the year, and I popped them into my Chic Sparrow planner cover which I love (but admit is too heavy to lug around!).

In the journaling column, I decided I’m sort of in love with Ana’s beautiful journals. While I don’t think I’ll end up being quite that creative, I selected a special notebook out of my collection, the Tsuki Bullet Journal from Notebook Therapy, to start my journey with. I’ve already prepped Jan 1’s page for notes on what I do, what I’m reading and watching, knitting on, fun things that happen, and thoughts as I mean to go on throughout the year. My hope is that a slightly more flexible bullet journal format will have me writing more often.

I’m going to give these two a go and I’ll report back in a few months.

Also, I thought you might like to see what’s currently inked on my desk:

Have you narrowed down what you’ll be using in 2024?

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  1. I’m looking at some more Esterbrook fountain pens with special grind nibs like the journaler. Also a Visconti Homo Sapiens with brass insets and a 1.3 stub nib. Probably collecting fewer pens.

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