I used to write a lot of things down. Over the past few years I have transferred my notes to spreadsheets and other documents on my computer. At first this seemed like a great idea. But today as I’m trying to step away from the screen – especially on weekends – it’s been challenging.
What were my garden plans? What’s on my to do list for around the home? I’m not sure unless I get on the computer or my iPhone. I also recently organized my recipe box so I could again start pulling from recipe cards instead of my phone when cooking.
I’ve been enjoying removing myself from technology and going back to “how I used to do things.” It sounds simple but it’s easy to get consumed by technology and forget how I used to live (or for teens today, how they have never lived – scary!). As part of this change, I recently bought three new notebooks.
Two are from the Moleskin Passion Series – custom notebooks devoted to specific topics or areas of life. Yes, I purchased custom notebooks. These notebooks are awesome though. I have a passion journal for home projects, a passion journal for garden plans and a regular journal for my beach glass findings/projects.
Moleskin notebooks come with a pocket in the back for loose papers, a cover strap, a hard cover and the passion series notebooks come with even more extras such as stickers and tabs.
I’m loving putting pen to paper again! And avoiding weekend screen time has been wonderful! That being said, I don’t have plans to go back to a paper calendar any time soon, something which I loved having for years. Yes, buying a new planner each year was an exciting event for me.
I recently purchased the CalenMob App for iPhone which syncs with my Google Calendar. Then this past weekend I discovered the GoTasks App, which syncs with my Google Tasks. Both apps have been working wonderfully to keep my calendar on-the-go. It’s been nice to have a mix of both new and old-school methods in place.