I keep saying this, but this time I think I've found the Calendar Journal system that will for sure work for me. I found my inspiration on Pinterest. The calendar is already made. I just need to change it from a DayMinder into an AnnieMinder.
I, of course, couldn't wait to get started (especially since I'm spending these couple of months with my daughter) so I got a school year Minder. The monthly pages are a work in progress as I think up ways to change it from a recognizable DayMinder to an AnnieMinder.
What I liked best about this idea was to just do an anything deco block on days where life is just ordinary. I manage to mostly play a little bit artsy every day, but documenting it can become monotonous and boring.
If you're doing some reading in the above photo, you might get confused. I bought the minder but didn't actually work on/in it until the 27th. From there I worked backward for the month of July.
Aren't the monthly tabys cute? It's taken me almost 2 months, but I finally figured out how to Anniefy those ugly black tabs.
Just removing the pressure to document something worthwhile every single day has made this project so much more enjoyable. And I even find myself looking to do something a little more worthwhile than ordinary life. That, though, is easy with my daughter around. I worry a little about a lot of blank squares once I return to Cali. Will cross that bridge when I get to it.
Here's how August is going.
I can definitely see myself sticking with this calendar journal style. Let's see how that goes for me. LoL