This update likely won't surprise +Sophie Gist
and +Megan Calcote
after some of my recent posts as I tried to adapt to the Hobo Cousin.
I guess I had "separation anxiety" by having day pages (Hobo) in a separate place, versus having daily pages integrated into my BuJo. I know some of you keep your BuJos where you use them (and sometimes you have more than one -- e.g., one for home, one for work). But I need mine with me all the time for greatest control and to capture ideas/creative inspirations as they occur to me (which may not be between 9:00 and 5:00!)
Over the past month of being a Hobo-user-in-training, I discovered that carrying both around was too much, and whenever I carried one I found myself needing the other. I also was wasting time deciding "where" to put things -- on a dated page in Hobo or on a general list/collection in Bujo. (Sometimes I found myself picking an arbitrary due date just to have a place to "put things" -- which for me is a terrible idea, as I end up ignoring tasks that aren't "really" due on the date they are listed.)
Here's the result: I'm back to using my Leuchtturm1917 as my BuJo/calendar combined, with these "hacks" via my Hobo experience.
1. I put the Leuchtturm inside my Hobo Cover. This enables me to add other sections/cahiers as needed. (See #2!)
2. I am using a Hobo Notebook (ordered when I got my other supplies; a Cahier would work for this too, but I happen to love the thin Hobo paper) for Monthly Grids. This hack was the biggest "a-ha moment" for me, as the reason I switched over to Hobo was for forward planning. I burn through BuJos every 3 to 4 months, so I couldn't have the full year's worth of grids available without having to redo them with every new BuJo. With this new "addition" (separated from the BuJo book, the way Midoris are set up), it means I can replace the BuJo as needed but the yearly grids will stay in the cover all year.
I hope you guys don't kick me out of this group now that I've revealed that I failed miserably at adapting to the Hobo -- although I AM still using the other Hobo items so maybe that counts. I guess I hadn't realized how much I loved/needed a "blank page" at my fingertips, a la +Ryder Carroll
's original framework.
Here's a side angle view of the thin notebook and my Leuchtturm co-habitating in my Hobo Chocolate Orange Cover and Cover-on-Cover.