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For Shame!


Because ya know — ya gotta laugh at your Self some times and I’m laughing heartily at me right now. Why? Because I was SO excited for the year to begin so I could begin my Hobonichi Journey. I was bound and determined to use the Cousin and have a one book year. And the year came! And I started out great!! And then I realized: “This will NEVER work!”


Not that it won’t work as bullet journal. That part of it is a breeze. Not that it is too heavy to carry around every day — a complaint of many. I carry 3 Hobos (now), a Stalogy, and a Seven Seas Crossfield every day. Not that it could not function as my “one book” and give me what I’m looking for in that arena. It could not be laid out more perfectly for that.

It is because I absolutely cannot STAND seeing the mixing of work and personal life!

The saddest part of that statement?  It’s because I can’t stand seeing the bullet journaling — the “work” — strewn in between my personal journaling, when I “wax philosophical” (some of you will understand that), when I doodle a picture or take a selfie… It is an intrusion into ME! I give that job 40+ hours of my life each and every week and on the weekends when I’m in my hobo, I end up giving more time to the job because I see some loose end for work that I can quickly take care of.

No. Thank. You!

The madness has to stop here… I cannot give even more time to building someone else’s dreams. What about my own??? And it took me the first quarter of the year to figure it out. I kept using my Cousin and doing all the things I knew I could do in it but I just wasn’t feeling the love. I had to un-commingle “work and play”, “me and the world”…

For Same post photoWhen all was said and done, I ended up with the English A6 and the Weeks too. But you see — I has a plan! LOL And I will share my plan with you for these 3 Hobonichis over the next couple of weeks along with picking up where I left off about bujo’ing in my Hobonichi…

Don’t be discouraged!

I haven’t given up on my Hobonichi and never will. I haven’t given up on the Cousin version, and never will. I simply added 2 additional journals that made me feel good about how I was planning. And that’s what’s most important, right?

That YOU feel GOOD about YOUR system and not try adopting anyone else’s unless it truly works for you. That’s using a personal tool for your personal needs, your way, as it should be.

Hobo Girl aka “The Artist Known As Simply Sumaiyah”…