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My Diary For 2023

Every year I write a blog post about which diary system or set up I am going to use for the following twelve months. In recent years, I have moved away from a Filofax (I trialled something earlier this year - more of that in a minute) and fallen in love with the Hobonichi printed diaries. For the last two years I have used a Hobonichi Weeks as my personal planner and I won't be deviating from that this year. I have tried a Hobonichi Techo A6 a couple of times but have never managed to feel comfortable with it size-wise.  I have always lusted after the Hobonichi Cousin A5 as a main work planner so, this year, I have bitten the bullet at launch time and invested in my very first one. Hobonichi Weeks The Hobonichi Weeks is a slim diary with a yearly, monthly and weekly layout. The main section is a "week to view with notes" and there are an additional 70 note pages at the back. This year (2022) I used the "Mega" version which comes with almost three times as m

Not Setting Goals

I've been reading a lot of 'word of the year' type posts and really enjoying them so this started out as a 'Things I Need To Do In 2015' type post but I got bored writing it. Fuck knows why anyone else would be wondering what my personal goals are for the year. It all sounded so wanky. 

In fact, the only New Year resolution I have made is 'learn to play the ukulele' but who knows how far I'll get with that?  I might video some of my progress... but definitely without any singing because that won't be good on the ears. I've also got a personal running goal and a personal weight-loss goal but I'm not going to put numbers on those because that calls for comparison with other people.

[internal voice: Nickie, this is most certainly turning into a Things I Need To Do In 2015 post. Stop NOW!]

The one thing I have done - and this will only really be understood by other bloggers - is to clear out all the draft posts I have sitting around behind the scenes. I didn't write them for whatever reason and there's no urge for me to do so now. That's the one clean sweep I think I'll be having just so I can be a little bit more spontaneous. 

I feel like I'm in a rut and need to get out of it. I'm scrapping all the big ideas I had and I'm just going to go with the flow.