As a whimsical post, I thought I would create a “Filofax Wishlist”. (Because the ring-binder I have currently is a little bit ratty.) I’ve started to use my Filofax again, but it’s imperfect; therefore, I thought I’d sketch out what I’d like in a new one.
So…. I love the look of the Fuchsia Original (size personal). The colour is professional, with just a pop of colour to add to my bag.
As all Filofaxes, it comes with various refills and inserts already inside; however I created a list of inserts that I would also like to add to it. So: in terms of division, I would divide the Filofax into six categories. (And this lists the inserts categorised under them.)
So: the diary would need to be a week to two pages, otherwise the space would be far too small for me to write in. (I have GIANT handwriting, and a lot of deadlines, assignments, etc.) I would also have to make the diary pretty, complete with Washi tape, stickers..
This would be travel-based; I seem to spend a lot of my time on a train! (I can’t drive.) So: I would have blue notepaper in this section, a page per journey, plus a tube map. It would stop me getting very lost!)
I’m still on my NCTJ course; I finish in July. However, it still needs its own section, as this pretty much dominates my life. I am also a Journalism Diversity Fund recipient; I try to keep track of feedback, my finances, etc. (These inserts are working wonders currently!) I would also add a month-by-month calendar, to keep track of lectures, exams, etc.
This section would contain a variety of different coloured notepaper; it would mainly be lists. Ideas for stories, ideas for blog posts, a media calendar, collaboration ideas, contact details for newspapers..
I think I need to start looking after my finances a bit more; halfway through last year, they ended up being a little bit abused. So: I would set a goal of how much to save, a budget for the month, and fill out a finance insert-a page per month.
Life is not something that is concrete, or something that obeys planning; no matter how much I would like to, I cannot control everything. So, this section would simply be ‘other’-left for when something new is needed, to help me respond in the best way possible.
What would be in your dream Filofax?