Writing Wednesday: Adrienne’s morning journal

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Journal 21 day per page planner

Adrienne was one of the winners of our day per page planners giveaway back in September. She won a Journal 21 day per page planner, and kindly sent me this writeup on how she plans to use it. Thank you Adrienne, I’m so glad you like your Journal 21! I hope you enjoy using it all year.

How I plan to use my Journal 21 One Day per page Planner

I was lucky enough to have won one of these smashingly lovely 2018 planners from Quo Vadis.  Trying to decide how to use it has been ongoing for months now.  I have my own hand-made version of a planner that is in a weekly format and is loosely based on David Allen’s Getting Things Done method. It’s very important for me to be able to see a whole week at a time.

Daily journaling is also high on my list of good practices and I’ve been using a standard size undated notebook.   But, let’s face it, sometimes being confronted with an 8 x 12 hunk of undated plain paper can be a bit overwhelming.

I had already purchased a dated daily planner for 2018 which came with a bonus Oct/Nov/Dec 2017 and it is being used as my “end of day” journal to quickly jot down impressions for the day.

After careful consideration the decision to use my Journal 21 planner as my morning journal has been made. If for some reason I’m struck with the urge to write more, an extra sheet can be inserted.  Or, if I miss a day, a simple “continued on” at the page end can direct me to the unused previous date.  The bonus is no blank pages – an anathema to us notebook peeps.

The paper of the Journal 21 is beautifully smooth, acid free, and my fountain pen doesn’t bleed through.  Quo Vadis calls it “soft green tinted vellum”, but you could also call it an elegant pale cream color which for me is much preferred over white.

The pages are sewn for strength and there is little tear off tabs so you can access the current day quickly.   The cover is refillable and I feel quite certain I will refill this next year.

This is a beautiful planner and I thank Quo Vadis for pulling my name out of a hat.


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