Well isn't this exciting!
I've been reading a bunch of different blogs for a while and thought it would be fun to start one... so what will this be about? Notebooks and handbags most probably!
The binder was a birthday gift from my parents last year.
On the first page is a quote from a Sylvia Plath poem, I thought it was pretty.
I rearranged the tabs so that the least used were at the start and end, and the most-moved about (diary section) is in the middle, meaning that I can open the rings without everything falling out. First is the Information section, which has all the international conversion stuff I couldn't bring myself to throw away, plus reminders for what usernames/passwords I've used where.
In the Financial section I keep a running total of how much I've spent and on what... as a starving student it's good to know how much money I've got left so I don't accidentally spend the rent on Haribo.
At the start of the diary section is a year planner that I coloured in so I can see at a glance when I'm on placement, when are the holidays etc. I also write major deadlines in here. I haven't actually used it much, though; I don't think I'll get one for 2011.
Week on two pages. Orange is uni, green is life in general, blue is deadlines/to-do and pink is birthdays or events.
Current week (not shown) is marked with a black ruler, I also keep a single to-do page in there and move it each monday if it's not yet full.
And the wallet pocket, which contains letters, a paid parking ticket and reinforcer-ring stickers.
I love this planner, it holds everything I need it to, and I got rid of (almost) everything I didn't use. After spending far too much time looking at Philofaxy, though, I have almost convinced myself that a pocket is too small and I should give a personal-sized planner a try. Maybe this Finsbury in Aqua...