The big change that I’m making is that I’ll have three notebooks this year.
I’m going to have my bullet journal for the projects I’m working on and the life I want to have. It’s more of a past log than anything else. What did I do today to achieve my goals? Well, here’s a list of all the things I’ve already done. (Yes, there are some checklists, and goal spreads, too.)
I’m going to have a planner for the things I have right now and in the future. So… where do I have to be today? And maybe… uhm… not take the whole writer-notebook everywhere I go. On the one hand, I’m not sure that I want to talk about my writing every time I make a dentist’s appointment. On the other… when you carry something around with you, there’s always a chance you’ll lose it. Bad to worse.
And of course… MY notebook, which is just a notebook that is nice enough that my handwritten work will all stay in the same place, and I won’t wind up with things scattered through a stack of 25 cent back-to-school spiral notebooks at the end of the year.
The last few months of 2023 wound up getting a little hectic, so I finally gave up and bought the a Moleskine Classic dotted notebook that I could get locally. It’s a choice out of necessity, not preference. And I might regret it before I run out of pages. The paper isn’t all that great. The shape is weird (especially after the A5 notebooks I’d been using) and the size is… uhm… well, I was planning on using something bigger. I could go a little bigger than this one. The planner is also Moleskine. It’s a 2023 weekly planner. Pretty self-explanatory.
Is everything else about the same? Probably.
I’m adding a goals spread, which is basically everything I can think of to do in 2023.
And I’m only filling anything in about a month in advance.