Let's get this out of the way before anything else: I love paper products. Notebooks, stationery, cards, postcards, sticky notes, wrapping paper, kraft paper, printed photos. Anything made of paper, I tend to hoard and surround myself with!
It’s going to be November in a couple of days, and while many will probably start making year-end plans and such, I am excited to begin my own favorite year-end activity: scouting (and ultimately buying) a planner for the coming year. It may be a bit too early for some, but for me, the search for the “perfect” planner often takes longer than usual. I want something as simple and effective as the Bullet Journal (which I’m currently using), but also as flexible as the beautiful Hobonichi Techo Planner. Also, the pages need to be squared/grid (I’ve been fascinated with grid notebooks for as long as I remember).
I’ve always loved Moleskine’s squared notebooks even if they’re quite expensive, but I’d really, really, really love to get my hands on the popular but equally pricey Hobonichi Techo planner for next year. Why? I love how it encourages people to doodle, sketch, paint, and journal their way through the days. Watching the video below showing people working with their Hobonichi Techo planner is enough to make me want to be as creative with my planners!