I recently came across a blog from Tami Taylor about keeping a Five Year Journal. She prints a list of questions every month for you to work on, just one a day. Tami does this on index cards....but as a Filofax user...this is another great excuse for a new Filofax. So my Filofax this time is, the beautiful A5 Imperial Purple Finchley. At £125 this one doesn't come cheap.....unless you find a used one on e-bay OR contact The Filofax Shop in Neal Street, London and get a bargain (like I did) for £40.
So inside, I have kept it clutter free. The red card insert is from the journal cover I used, to make the Filofax paper I did here. It is only there so I can rest on it whilst writing. As you can see, I am using the 25mm rings to the maximum.
Under the flyleaf, is a yearly calendar I designed. Most yearly calendars have the months down the left hand side, I wanted days of the week in that place instead. I haven't started the journal yet, but once I do, I will mark off each day with a highlighter so I know what days I've completed.
I went onto Tami's Blog and printed off the questions. So far, there's only January to August, but she adds the following month's questions around the middle of the previous month, so September is due any day! I decided to print the questions out on patterned paper, but to be honest, I'm not sure I like this format. I was going to add tabs to them with the months written on and use them as dividers but decided against it.
Next I had to make the pages, in hindsight, it would of being so much easier printing these pages on plain paper and punching the holes to fit the Filofax. Drawing the separation lines and writing in the years, took me the best part of two days and four A5 White Ruled Notepads
I've added divider tabs using Avery stickers, using the same format I did in my Homemade Label Blog.
So now I am really looking forward to using it! Even though we are 8 months into this year, I am still going to go back and try and answer the questions from the previous months, using notes from my daily dairy/journal.