Samstag, 2. Februar 2013

Why do I collect Filofaxes?

Some people keep asking:"What?You are collecting Filofaxes?For what??"..
My answer:"Because they are a perfect planning-tool for me.And they are beautiful".
My Mom collected vintage coffeepots and nobody asked her"why"...a friend of my Mom is collecting Teddybears,her husband munition from the 2.world war - so what ;o)  ?
I am a single Mom of two little boys,and I am my own boss,as a Physiotherapist.There`s no chance collecting shoes ;o))
Before I started using Filofaxes for work,I tried different calendars in A5 size - but at the end it was pure chaos...I had to lay the recepies of my Patients between the calendar sheets - guess I don`t have to mention,what happend almost every day*Lol*
I used kind of a personal Filofax(another,cheaper brand)for a year,but it had just the week at a page insert,so I used it just for my personal appointments.
When I started working again,when my little boy was 1 year old,I absolutely wanted something that really fits my needs - and I was soooo lucky,when I achieved my first Filofax,the chocolate  A5 Finchley.
When my back/shoulder started to get uncomfortable with the weight of that binder,I started longing for a smaller one.I already wrote about it...BUT that`s where the flame of passion started to burn :o))
I wanted to try,to feel,to move...also different sizes...
On that way I found the Philofaxy blog,countless youtube videos - and I started having fun in my evenings,that I spend alone :o)) my own blog followed,and it is so much fun making photos and videos,writing a bit,making deviders...and watching Ebay*hehe*
Maybe one day I will start collecting shoes...when my boys are a little older and I hopefully don`t have to spent the evenings alone and go out dancing instead ;o)

Kommentare:

  1. Good for you!! Why shouldn't you enjoy Filofaxes - I do too and they are very useful tools ( as well as looking nice:)

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  2. Perfect answer - many people just see it as some paper junk from the 80's and a sign that you're a technophobe, but they are are very useful and ridiculously pretty and tactile... who wouldn't want to collect them?

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  3. You could always collect pictures of 'one day' shoes and collate them in your filofax!
    i collect filofaxes because it makes me happy to use and customise them.
    And because you keep waving them about on YouTube and making them look irresistable!

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  4. I hope your love for Filofax continues because then that would mean more YouTube videos and I LOVE watching them. :)

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  5. @ all - Thank you so much for your comments!It feels sooo great,that you like me vids so much :o))*juhuuuu* :o))

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  6. Hopefully, I'll buy my first FF soon - now I use FC, and I'll see what you mean. I agree with you that it is fun nowadays to use FF and enjoy all this community online. And this is nobody's business what do you enjoy collecting!

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  7. My thoughts....you don't need to answer to anyone except to yourself. FFs make you happy....keep collecting! You are doing it for yourself. I love knowing that I have a collection of FF's that I can use!

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  8. I am glad that you have a Filofax collection and willingly share your thoughts on them. I decided to buy my personal Malden after watching one of your videos and have not regretted it for one moment. What a fun collection to have and what a small thing to do that brings you joy - you keep collecting!

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  9. I've just come across this old post & think that it's great! I have a relative who always makes fun of me for being a Filofax enthusiast, but how is that different from being into antiques or cars?? The added bonus is that a Filofax helps me be more organised :)

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