Tuesday, 28 June 2011

My security blanket

I think my filofax, my main daily one (my Malden personal, which I will review soon) is always with me. I usually carry it in my hand, as when I am on campus I have a huge backpack full of books, and I don't want it to get damaged inside my bag. During term-time, I need it with me all the time because I am always so busy, there is always something to write in it.
But during the holidays, I barely need to write anything in it, except for a couple of to-dos per day (I'm not very busy!). Why do I still  carry it with me? Now that I think about it, I barely open it! I usually leave it in my room when I am at home, but when I go out shopping I carry it with me, I put it in my handbag, but that is a problem because my handbag is getting heavy! Do I really NEED it with me when I go shopping? What do I actually use it for when I am out? My shopping/chore list. That's it! So do I need it with me? No! That is what I bought my mini Finchley for! But I think I don't want to leave it at home because there is always the "what if?" situation. What if I need to write something down? What if I need to check something in my diary, or look at something in my reference lists? It's heavy, it's bulky, it takes up half of the space inside my bag! I can write any notes in my Finchley and transfer them later. I could even use my brain to try to remember diary things etc!! But... I feel like I can't be without it!! It's my security blanket!!


  1. My personal crimson Malden is mine as well! I have left it at home (gasp!) for safekeeping (no place for her at Girl Scout day camp, for instance) and used my pocket black Malden or mini raspberry Fins in her place. I felt out of sorts, but I think the separation did us both good. Right, Crimson? Crimson? Crimson! Please forgive me! ;)

  2. I'm sort of grappling with the same right now. I love, love LOVE my personal Malden. I do carry a big enough bag that I can take it with me everywhere, but if I'm just running out to get groceries, I could use a mini or pocket FF. But I love having my Malden with me, too! It's a conundrum!

  3. I don't have a blankie any more *wails*. I need a Malden *whines*.