Before we talk tips and tricks, we must know where we begin.
After years of experimentation, I have been living in a traveler’s notebook setup using the Bullet Journal system. Very briefly, a Traveler’s Notebook (also called Midori or “TN”) is a cover that holds several notebooks inside with elastic. There are a dizzying number of options, but I ordered my purple leather cover from FoxyDori (TheFoxyFix) in the “wide” size to fit a standard A5 book… aka I need a lot of room. What I love about this system is that it’s separate categories, but still all in one place. In school I tried to have a different notebook for classes… and a month into the year I inevitably consolidated down to one trusty notebook. This has happened more times than I care to admit! So I have embraced the idea that I am a one-notebook kind of gal.
I LOVE my Foxy and have fought many urges to get a second (for what? I’m not sure – therein lies the danger!). Inside I have 3 notebooks that I currently get from MayDesigns and Moleskine. If I’m honest, I will probably not use Moleskines after I move through this pack – the paper is far too thin for me.
My three inserts/notebooks are for:
I also have a pocket zipper that holds samples of washi, stickers, and different Instagram challenges I’m following as well as a DIY dashboard holding sticky notes. When I’m traveling, I have a modified system, which I will tell you about later! Now that you know what my set up is, I can share more about how I use it as I follow along with #planwithmeaugust. Until then, have a great week!