Moving Back Into A Traveler’s Notebook | A6 Edition

June 1, 2017 10 Comments

I have gotten a few questions via social media about my recent change back into a Traveler’s Notebook. Mostly wondering the why of it all and so on. What better way to ease the wondering than a blog post all about it!?

I change my mind so much I believe it may be time for therapy, but that aside, I have mentioned previously that I was making a big move into a TN, or is this considered a small one? Because I had (almost) finished my Leuchtturm1917 bullet journal and it was time for change.

Anyway, the point is that today is the first of June and I am finally, officially, all moved into my TN (traveler’s notebook) and man, is it good to be back. I talked about my “minimalistic” bullet journal experience HERE, and you know what, it worked. It did what it was supposed to do, I was less of a maniac with the simple-ness of everything, it got me through school, and it helped me save some …SOME… money on supplies, but not enough to really notice. However, after living in a personal sized TN for so long, carrying the leuchtturm1917 around and writing on the pages just made me want something smaller again.

Enter the A6 life. Small, more “carry-around-able” and cute as hell, plus my planner friend, J. Caoilfhionn, from Imperfectly Perfekt, puts her A6 journal in the back of an A6 TN. Which B T Dubbs, I love and totally copied.  Now I get to use this “hybrid” system again, where I get the inserts for little things and collections but then I also get to have a more bullet journal-y notebook in the back that will last longer then 2 months. Looooooove it.

I have ordered (and received) inserts from Lime Life Planners and I will do a review of them over on my YouTube Channel on Monday, but for a quick overview, the paper is thick. Like, brick-house thick, and so so so smooth. They offer a lot of options, including different layouts (I have the dot grid) and covers, also, today was the launch day of 3 new sizes! Definitely check them out!

So, I have 4 inserts, 3 Lime Life and a Rhodia dot grid snug in the back pocket. I use the Rhodia for bullet journaling, one insert for personal collections, one for BodilyDesignCo. and one for blogging and YouTube.

I chose not to put any journaling notebooks in this because I wanted to keep it all planner stuff and I am still filling up my personal journal that I bought a few months ago.

I have made a few folders and a dashboard for this beauty and I am in heaven. I love the size, the inserts the set-up ( video coming tomorrow ) and the cover <3<3 which of course is from my favorite shop on earth, Imperfectly Perfekt. I got this off of her BST section over on facebook while I am waiting on the WonderLand Apothecary one I ordered a while back. I do plan on, what’s the phrase? “Collecting them all” *insert laughing emoji*

I posted a while back on “Finding what worked for me”( May have been deleted during my “MOVE” to self hosting, sorry!), and looking back, I think, how naïve. While I really am a TN Girl through and through, as discovered recently during my relapse into the leuchtturm1917 world, I also realize that I seriously may never make up my mind 100%. I have found planner peace in the form of bullet journaling, and in TNs, and I truly love the A6 size dearly and currently have peace here. But maybe someday that will change, I’m cool with it.

I think that one of the best parts of being human is the joy of being able to change our minds about stuff, for me this is deciding where I want to have my bullet journal for the next few months, what pen I hold dear for the day and what my favorite color is ( it seriously changes based on my mood).

I chose to move back into a TN because, while the leauchtturm1917 has a lot of pages and is wide, I still had the same issues/annoyances with my collections as I did before, even though the notebook lasted longer. A traveler’s notebook helps because I can keep all of my collections in one area and everything else can rotate.

I have said it before, and now that I am back, I will say it again. I Love Traveler’s Notebooks<3

Have a wonderful end-of-week and a fabulous June!

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I am Kacheri, Wife and homeschooling mom of three. An Artist, a bullet journal lover, in love with adventure and nature. The ocean, camping and the moon are my zen.

10 Comments

  1. Penny

    June 1, 2017

    Today I started in a TN, too! I’ve been using a Rhodia, but the problem of migrating collections was really bothering me! I’ve been making some inserts and dashboards and am eagerly awaiting the delivery of my fauxdori (it’s in the post!!!) to put them in!
    I’m looking forward to seeing what you do with your TN. 🙂

    • passionthemedlife@yahoo.com

      June 13, 2017

      Oh I love new things! How is your Dori coming along? TNs are my favorite thing ever! So fun and beautiful to hold.

  2. Nicole Look-Christensen (The Recliner Jockey)

    June 1, 2017

    I love that you’re not afraid to change it up when you’re not in love with a system, instead of just quitting all together. I’ve been torn between moving back into a TN and staying in my Leuchtturm that’s only a month old. I think I get antsy in the summer because I like to have something smaller to carry around, cuz then I can use smaller purses. In the winter I tend to use larger bags, so the whole bigger planner deal doesn’t bother me as much.

  3. Rhiannon Blewer

    June 1, 2017

    There’s nothing wrong with changing up your planning system till you find something that works! I love how fat your TN is, I’d love to try them out one day 🙂 xo

    http://www.rhiannonplans.blogspot.com

    • passionthemedlife@yahoo.com

      June 6, 2017

      thanks! haha I really do love chunky Traveler’s notebooks! And I agree, you should make sure you like what you have… by trying all the other things 😉

  4. Kelsey Kiefer

    June 2, 2017

    Hey!

    Have you posted your doodle challenge for June already? I went to go do today’s doodle and… I couldn’t find it! Thanks! <3

  5. GoalsbyIna

    June 10, 2017

    This looks perfect to carry arround 🙂

    • passionthemedlife@yahoo.com

      June 13, 2017

      🙂 It Really is!

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