Y30 daily log.

After the calendar (all 10 pages and 365 lines of it) comes the daily log! It’s a bit of a visual journal in addition to sort of tracking the things I need to track.

I’ve been drawing a little something in each day, even if it’s just a small silly doodle.

Also making a point of rolling with the messes. I placed a leaky fountain pen bottle on here but ??‍♀️ I’ll just work around it. I rather like it now, actually!

I’ve been experimenting a little with my new Lomo’Instant Automat Camera and tucking some of the more interesting failures in here. Also practicing my calligraphy! Also evidently some of my doodles worked out better than others, but. I guess that’s what practice is for!

Y30 notebook.

Naturally, the best part of any project is starting a fresh notebook! I was seduced by this lovely A5 hardcover Emerald Green Leuchtturm1917 (I had to double check that spelling twice ?) notebook because I’ve heard fantastic things about the paper, and so far I haven’t been disappointed! I’ve fountain pen’d in seven different inks aggressively all over the pages and messily applied watercolour by way of an aggressively sharp calligraphy flex nib, and there’s been only one little incident (and that was entirely my fault ?) and it’s gorgeous!

The first chunk of pages are given over to my goals, one page each for notes and general thinking through what exactly it is I’m doing. And then! The calendar

One row for each day of the year, and columns for each of the dailies that I mean to complete each day, and then at the end of the row, room for extra completed goals for each day. Tracking is going to be a huge component of tracking the entire year… and evidently, I’ve already missed a couple dailies on a couple days ??‍♀️ But that’s how it goes! ??‍♀️ And I suppose it’s good to start on a realistic note? It’s not really going to get any better from here either, but. Some days points for effort just has to be good enough!

Y30 Project

I recently turned 29! ???? And entered my 30th year of life, and all of a sudden I’m depressingly aware that, like every good millenial, I just can’t even adult. Adulting is hard, okay? ?? But I am getting on in years now and it’s time to learn to be grown, right?

So I’ve started a little project for year 30 of my life. Like New Years’ Resolutions, only on my birthday instead of the year’s birthday. Something like that. ?

I came up with 6 categories and a total of 29 goals (partly because 29th birthday, but mostly because I ran out of goals and also decided to at least pretend to be aiming for something realistic ??‍♀️ ) and I’m going to post updates to attempt to keep on track. If nothing else it’d be nice to have worked consistently on this for a whole year? I can stick to things, sort of? ?

Field Notes Cherry Graph.

My Midori Traveller’s Notebook never leaves my side, and iterating on my journal is my therapy, and my latest treasure is the Field Notes Cherry Graph 3-pack!

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I’ve been using one as my Captain’s Log insert in my bullet journal, and the cherry wood veneer covers work gorgeously in the overflow at the top and bottom of my tiny little passport sized TN. Shockingly, this is actually the first Field Notes I’ve ever gotten and used. Various online reviews have indicated that the paper doesn’t always play nicely with fountain pens, and I did notice a bit of shadowing with Sailor ink, but not enough to be really obnoxious. I do like the texture of the paper with my EF nib though… it’s smooth with just enough tooth to feel like I have full control of my pen.

filofax dividers.

recently, i was inspired by this post by thomas to give my Pocket Malden a divider makeover.

like thomas’ dividers, mine are double-sided, although thomas’ are much cooler in that the back is the mirror image of the front. lacking his technical skills, i satisfied myself with having double the amount of pretty pictures.

i got so carried away in making these dividers that i wound up making a total of 10…i don’t even have that many sections in my filofax, to be honest.

for the amount of work involved, i’d say the results are more than worth it…my dividers make me smile every time i get to use them now!