I have a confession to make:
I’ve been cheating on my Leuchtturm1917 since October. With Hobonichi Techo.
Don’t get me wrong. I’m still a faithful bullet journal-er and I love Leuchtturm1917 for is quality and thoughtfulness of design. But there was something missing for me:
By the end of September 2016 I’d filled my Leuchtturm from cover to cover and the thought of starting another one that would be either half empty or straddle two different years irked me. The problem is, a notebook like Leuchtturm or Moleskine is too flexible and not quite spacious enough.
Since I discovered square ruled or dotted notebooks I’ve been besotted. It keeps my disorderly handwriting neat and helps me lay out notes and to-dos in cascading bullet points that make total sense at a glance. Which is saying something considering the mayhem in my brain. I can even draw up a table without a ruler – which is brilliant. I work in retail, therefore my whole day is built around sales and budgets and calculations and reporting.
But… 249 pages is not enough for 365 days in a year, especially when I want to plan my whole week on a Monday, or book appointments and make travel arrangements a month ahead. I want the structure of a traditional day-to-a-page diary, but with square ruled pages so I can continue to bullet journal.