52 weeks of photos challenge: week 1: Resolution

Week 1: Resolution  

 

Ardium Flowery Journal

Ardium Flowery Journal

I kept a paper day planner from college until several years ago when digital technology and smart phones took over.  

I've never liked the calendar on the iPhone, and I don't like Google calendar either. We use Outlook at work, and I live by that there, but I like to keep my personal calendar separate.  

I was going to look back on what I did in 2016, and the dates I put on my iPhone calendar from the early part of the year had vanished. They are probably in the back up I have on my computer, but it's an iMac and I'm not always home to consult it, plus it's getting old and I wanted something I could look at easily. 

Hello, pretty little paper planner.  

So pretty  

So pretty  

I found this on Amazon, and it's perfect. It's small, but not so small that it's hard to write in. It's nicely designed, which is a requirement for me. It takes a bit of set up- it comes blank so you have to fill in the months and dates, but it's worth the trouble. There's a monthly view and a weekly view, so plenty of room to keep track of everything. There's even a two page spread yearly view at the beginning so you can keep your eye on the big picture. I used this area to write down important birthdays. As the year progresses, I'll write down any trips I will be going on, and anything else big.  

I resolve to keep this little planner up to date so that this time next year, I will have a better record of 2017. 

 This is part of my 52 week photo challenge. See whole list of prompts here.