It's been a month since my last fauxbonichi update. As a quick overview, fauxbonichi (fauxbo) is my planner/journal that I use to:
1. Keep me organized - important dates, daily to-do's
2. Focus on my goals for the year.
3. Help me capture my day.
4. Another opportunity to draw.
The image you see above is my May 31 pages.
For the month of May, I went from a composition book, using one page per day to using the MiquelRuis gridded journal with two pages per day. I created my month view pages:
I even used my label maker for days of the week and the actual days. As you can see, I did a good job of keeping track of my goals (the colored squares), but lost steam drawing a highlight of each day. But I do love having the month view pages to get an overview for the month.
I also created a page for weekly menu and a page for weekly goals.
I know why I created the weekly menu page. I wanted to be able to make a grocery list based on what I planned. It sounded good, but I just couldn't (wouldn't) get it done. And don't even ask me what I was thinking for the weekly goals. Perhaps it was for weight loss and excercise. I just don't remember. So for the month of June, these pages did not make a return appearance.
What I did use everyday were these pages:
My daily pages had the same basic format from the previous month; the header for the date, goals, and weather and footer for appointments and to-do's. Here are a few sample pages.
Towards the end of the month, I scrapped the header/footer system.
I think the freestyle method of documenting my day is really my style. I enjoy it, I like the unpredictably of not knowing how my pages will look. I think this is going to be my June style.
The month of May had wonderful celebrations...my birthday, my nephew's graduation, end of year celebrations for my kids. It also had at least two days that all I did in my journal was to write my frustrations and negative thoughts. And that's what fauxbo is for, documenting my days, help me process my thoughts and feelings. That's why it's so valuable for me. Unfortunately, some of my pages are starting to come loose from the glued binding. I think that because I glue two pages together and because I use a wet medium, the pages come loose. I certainly could tape the existing pages but now will have to consider whether I will be using another journal.
Here's my June month view.
I added a cover page along with a page for the daily prompt for June.
I think my June pages are more creative than my May pages. Hopefully, I can add more meaningful journaling too!