One of the good things about starting a new year is starting a new diary, not the Dear Diary kind but a planner/organiser. The year is free to write down endless plans, booking weekends with brunches – weeknights with dinners and Friday nights for drinks. For the past 2 years I have kept it simple and sophisticated with a little moleskin number. I love the soft leather, the layout with the week on the left and room for notes on the right, and the lightness when carried around in my bag. But this year disaster struck… I decided that thirty something dollars is far too expensive for the dream diary and I will outsmart the system by waiting for the year to start and purchasing the diary at a fraction of the price. Oh how wrong could I be. By the time I realised I was struggling to keep everything organised in my mind it was already at the end of January. Ok time to hit the shops for the discount. First stop like every year Magnation – sold out – David Jones sold out – The book depository – sold out. Panic stations… what am I to do now ? Ok I am tech savvy I have seen people use their smart phone calendars, its going to be ok I will go digi for a year. Ahhhhh make that 2 months. I just couldn’t get around the fact that I cant open up to a page and view my week all nicely laid out. I couldn’t bring myself to spend money on a calendar app – and after deleting 3 free calendar apps as soon as I downloaded them I just stuck with the one that came with my phone. But its just too Tres Bore Tres Snore and I didn’t find it very user friendly, but what choice did I have. Then one day in Typo I spotted the sale shelf and I saw Kate Moss looking back at me with 2014 scrawled across her face, and for the bargain price of only $2 she was mine. There are many clues given that this diary was not aimed at some one of my age bracket, stickers exclaiming its exam time, assignment due and school holidays to the diary prompting me to write ‘study notes’ But it was cheap, the right size and most importantly a tree was chopped down for me to scribble on
Let me know if you have found a good calendar App or are you still embracing pen to paper?