Thursday, 12 September 2013

Self Confession Time + Falling back in love with planning

Howdy y'all,

Long time no see right?

Well I am back after my few weeks hiatus, I have been super busy with uni, family, life, sickness (not me but family and friends) and all that life throws at you while you are making plans.
My absence really was due to my busy schedule, long days, long drives home and the fact that I feel into a planning funk.

I think over the past few months I have been trying to map out everything perfectly, which I have now come to terms with the fact that it doesn't suit me or my lifestyle.
I got caught up in the world of Facebook pages dedicated to planning and saw all these amazing people who had two even three planners on the go at the same time. I admire those people so much, sadly it really just doesn't work for me. I spent more time planning what I was going to do and very little time actually do it. So really it was counter productive.

I tried to organise my daily tasks, weekly tasks, monthly tasks, all in my beautiful a5 and use my slimline as my 'on the go' planner - sadly I wasn't very good at 'syncing' both of these.
I ended up wasting time by writing things down twice, some of my uni deadlines were almost missed and here I was scrambling at the 11th hour to finish what needed to be done.  After attempting to make this work again and again, I just can't get the hang of it. I have put it down as an experiment the didn't go as planned (ironic, isn't it LOL!)

As for falling back in love with planning, this was sparked by the Charleston Filofax Range. See review of the Pocket over at Philofaxy (See review).

I love love love anything 1920's and have finally finished reading The Great Gatsby and after seeing the Baz Luhrmann (who I have fallen back in love with) movie a bunch of times my obsession with all things 20's has gotten slightly out of hand.

In anticipation for this new range to be released (hopefully for Christmas!!!) I decided to create these dividers for my compact size when I finally get my hands on it! I shared these on Philofaxy facebook group a week or so ago, so sorry if this is nothing new to you.

If you haven't seen the facebook post I mentioned that these designs are actually rug designs that The Great Gatsby costume and set designer Catherine Martin (also Baz Luhrmann's wife) created for the movie.
I was dying to own one of these rugs, particularly the middle design, but at $4000 ish a pop my poor little uni student budget can't afford that. Nor do I have the space to put a giant rug as I still live at home. You can see Catherine Martin's home furnishers line here
Inspiration for designing and creativity can come from all types of sources.

So there you have it, confession session over and done with, and now you know about my crazy 1920's obsession, which is now coming full tilt as I now have been running around uni with pearls, dark eye shadow, dark lipstick and my turban hat on without a care in the world! Now, be a darling and fetch me a cocktail!


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