The Filofax Fate Of My A5 Aqua Chameleon Filofax



I remember the day this beautiful A5 Aqua Chameleon Filofax arrived with the morning post. It was 6 years ago when I was a single girl living in a tiny bedsit in Archway.

I was young and fresh faced in my twenties. I remember the doorbell waking me up and I was so utterly excited that I had to make my very first unboxing video then and there, despite having slept in my clothes and not yet having brushed my hair or teeth. When I pulled the brand spanking new planner out of it's box I was extremely happy. It looked, felt and smelled so new.

I look at it now and I still love it to bits, even though it is a little worn around the edges, a little bit like me. It's funny to think that I have lived a large part of my life since then. I left London, I was in a serious relationship, we lived in a two bedroom cottage with a garden, I started a business (Check it out if you love dogs and cats). And yet now I find myself living back in London as a single girl literally down the road from my old bedsit, only now I have a slightly bigger studio flat with my own toilet and bathroom, plus a dog, a cat, and a halo of grey hair. It's like I have come back round and found myself in the same place and situation, but it's a different time and I am a slightly different person. Life can be funny like that.

I am very fond of this A5 Filofax of mine, but I have to admit that I never did quite gel with it as a planner. I go through phases of using it, and I often like to have the space of a full A5 page, but I feel like I have never fully committed to using it as my main planner. The same goes for all of the various Filofax ringed organisers I have owned over the years. They have come into my life, I try to make them work, try to find them a place and a purpose, but in the end they have been left on a shelf to gather dust. I am always envious of people whose Filofaxes looked so well used.

I only have have these two Filofaxes and a brown personal sized Filofax Original left now, because I made the difficult decision to sell my collection. I'm not even sure if I kept the very first Filofax I owned which was my Pocket Black Guildford.

I was ruthless because I'm into this magical thing called Minimalism, and it has become more and more important to me to only own things that bring me pleasure and are functional in some way. If it doesn't have a real purpose or place in my life, I must bid it farewell. The general idea is that when you eliminate unnecessary clutter from your life you also make space in your mind and find it easier to think clearly and be more productive and stress free. It's amazing how much we clog ourselves up with things that we really don't need.



For some reason I haven't been able to part with this A5 Filofax of mine though, and I think that perhaps it may have a destined purpose in my life after all. Sometimes it is all about the timing, and you have to listen to your instincts. I'm feeling a strange connection between this planner and the new direction I want to take my blog.

It was this Filofax you see that first inspired me to create my blog all those years ago, back then I called the blog Filofancy because I had developed a crush on this A5 Aqua Chameleon Filofax, even though there was no way I could afford to own one, and the Fiilofax Gods decided to shine a light of luck down on me and I discovered a massive 50% discount online sale - it was my Filofax Fate, it had to be.

I do take pleasure in trying to look a little deeper at the strange coincidental things that occur in life, and I do like to believe that everything is connected in some way, shape or form. So I believe that my good old A5 Filofax is going to help me to plan and organise the Life on Paper blog and YouTube channel. I would love to see this project grow, especially as the inspiration has stemmed from my humble Filofancy blog and early videos. It's nice when bigger things have humble beginnings.

If you are interested in going back through the blog to read some of my earlier posts on the A5 Aqua Chameleon Filofax I have listed a few links below to get you started, and you can browse through the archive in the sidebar to discover more videos in the dropdown menus.

I am Officially In Love With The A5 Chameleon Filofax
Videoblog 1: The Arrival of My A5 Chameleon Filofax
Videoblog 2: Showing It Off - A5 Chameleon Filofax
Filofax & Moleskine - The Perfect Marriage of Two Stationery Brands
How To Create a Unique Dashboard For Your Filofax - The Filofancy Way
My Slim Magenta Flex By Filofax

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