Happy 2016! 2015 was a great year, and it came with a couple of changes for me.
I started a new job, and explored a new creative pursuit. Through it all, my planner was my companion. I used the full Zeitgeber planner for 2015, and I really liked how the project planning sections and the dial worked together to help me manage my time.
Now it’s the new year, and I’m looking ahead to what 2016 will bring.
I’m carrying over a newish creative endeavor that I started in September 2015. I’ve started sketching and painting with watercolor! I’m excited about this, because I’ve always wanted to be able to draw and paint.
I always thought that painting ability was an inborn talent others are blessed with. Then I found out about art journaling and urban sketching. I still don’t consider myself to have any sort of innate talent. But I realized that, to some degree, painting and sketching can be acquired skills. I figured I’d give it a try, and I’ve been enjoying it!
I’ve also jumped on the craze for coloring books. I’ve always loved to color and have my own boxes of 120-piece and 96-piece crayons. I’m happy that there are so many choices for coloring books now. No more settling for kids’ coloring books printed on newsprint!
Planner-wise, I’m now in a Filofax Malden! I’ve always wanted one and finally couldn’t resist. Currently, I’m using the Filofax 2016 weekly pages that came with the planner, combined with monthly Zeitgeber pages. This may evolve since it’s the first time I’ve used Filofax’s inserts. But you’ll see more of my setup in the coming weeks.
I’m looking forward to 2016, and I hope you are too!