Yeah, I've gone old school. Not completely, but as a backup/alternative/excuse to get a new Filofax. My iPhone has a built in calendar complete with audio alerts to remember appointments. Technically, it takes care of business. But aesthetically, well, it felt like something was missing.
I've always been lured by paper...be it a deck of cards, old foreign currency, slick glossy magazines, or the pages of a Filofax. I added a few new accessories- don't you love those colorful page tabs? I also ordered a pull out world map (complete with time zones) so Carl and I can plan our vacations while we're at the wine bar downtown. There are plenty of pockets for I.D. and a mesh pocket in back for coinage...almost a wallet replacement but not quite. A pocket for bills (the money kind) would have made it perfect. My old model had a wallet pocket but I forgot to check the specs on this one. So...I'm folding the few dollars I carry and slipping them into the vinyl sleeve in front. Behind the financial tab I'm tracking my expenses...every single one of them. (That's been eye-opening and conducive to a lower level of spending.) And let's hope this custom sized pen doesn't disappear as quickly as the last! This sweet new accessory relies on me for regular updates so, in that regard, it may take a while to get back into the Filofax flow.