Buying the same thing twice

So, last year, I had this great idea for writing daily.

Purchase a day planner with a small portion of the page available for each day. This way, I would not feel pressured to fill up an entire page with inane scribbles. Lo and behold, I found the perfect one. About eight lines per day. Good paper. It came in this great black microfiber case that just felt good. It even had a ribbon to bookmark my current page. The actual planner part was replaceable, so I could just move to the next year when I filled up this one. I’m on the last few days of this one, as it goes to January 5th. Which reminded me to flip through it and pick up the replacement notebook.

It’s nice to see that it’s more full than empty. There are some days I just didn’t get home in time, and there were some days I just didn’t feel like writing. I’ll have to look through it to find out if I wrote anything remotely profound, or just plain funny. It was a great journal, and unfortunately it was a little too good.

I can’t find the 2003 version of the planner anywhere. My initial plan was to just pick up the 2003 version and just replace the notebook part, but of course, it is nowhere to be found. Even the publisher doesn’t make a replacement for it. Typical. Someone designs a decent planner that is simple, not overly complicated, is not related to any sort of seven habits cult, and has no cutesy mascot on the front. They then proceed to produce it for one year, before cutting the product line.

Ah well. Time to move on and find another planner. It was good while it lasted.

Maybe the Covey people are on to something. I’ll just walk in the store and take a look around.