Goodbye 2015…It’s been good

As you can tell this will be my last post of 2015.

What a year it has been. I’ve been educated in the world of planners so much. Learned about Fauxdori, Midori, Adori also about Kikki-K, EC, Carpi Diem.

I now own so many varieties of planner. Some I use and some I don’t. I’ve had to experience them to find a system that works for me, for what I want to achieve with it. Too many times I have got caught up in buying something that looks pretty or has been effective for someone else.

I will be heading into 2016 with a slightly different set up than what I currently have. I am challenging myself to stick with this system for at least 6 months. If I can and I do not want to change anything I will be having a massive planner de-stash. Afterall, why keep all those pretty planners if they serve no other function than decorating a shelf. Someone else may love and use them more than I ever will.

I will be discussing my 2016 set up in my first post of the new year so I won’t go over it now.

This year has been so enlightening for me not just with the world I’ve been opened up to but in learning about myself and my role as a home maker and mother. I’ve learnt what I need to change in myself and my home life and also what my strengths are within this new role.

I am so excited for 2016 and what it will bring.

I’d love to know how you have found this year, what have been the highlights and lowlights?
What do you plan on changing going into 2016 and what will you reflect upon from 2015?

I’ll end with a quote which I love.

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Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

The Stationery Geekette x

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Wrapping up December.

I don’t know about you but I find December a very reflective month. This is when I think about everything I’ve done over the year and where I want to go from here. I as always have many things which I’d like to complete before the new year approaches.

So I set about my December dreams, goals and to-do list. Ranging from the large to the little task I aim to have these things completed before Dec 31st.

Slightly different to the 16 Before 16 challenge this list focuses more on the household, the more practical tasks.
I still have room left on the page to add more which I will have undoubtedly forgotten (14mths later I still blame baby brain).

This is my list. I am using the Websters Pages inserts as I find the layout perfect for this. As you’ll see some of the more personal items have been blurred out.

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To complete my more organised self I received a copy of Miracle Morning by Hal Elrod but I am yet to read it (it is on my list though!). I learnt about this book from Bohoberry blog and it’s made me really excited to see how much this can impact my life in a positive way.

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I’m almost half way through David Allen’s Getting things done and it’s been very enlightening. I can really see the changes he talks about having a huge effect on the way I do things and to help me relax.

I really want 2016 to be a good year. I want to run a more productive and organised home and life so I am trying hard to change bad habits and gain new skills and techniques beforehand so I can really take the year by the horns.

This year has has so many ups and downs but I’d like to think I’ve grown as a person and had my mind opened to so much.
I’ve met brilliant people who share similar interests and I finally feel like I’m not alone in my hobbies and what I love.
I’ve embraced my inner Stationery Geek and she now shines brightly. I’ve never followed the crowd or been afraid to be unique but it is nice to find those who understand me.
I love my blog, even if it only gets 1 reader who enjoys what I write, or just 1 person who seeks the same changes that can be enlightened with things I post. That is all that matters.
I’m so excited to see what this next year will bring:)

What are your hopes, dreams and goals for 2016?

The Stationery Geekette x