I looked again at my structure and realised that perhaps, just ever so slightly it was and perhaps I should merge some of those sections together. Those sections could be merged because as long as I could find things then that was the most important; and no one else used my Filofax anyway.
I planned to live with my structure for another few weeks then to review. In the meantime, I read another Filofax post, where the writer commented that she was wrestling with her Filofax. I got a sense that like me the writer of that post simply had to have her Filofax just right. She used the wonderful expression of “her brain on paper” and I thought that is exactly what my Filofax is to me.
So, the final decisions for this Filofax is the following layout –
- Notes – including book titles,book reviews, websites etc.
- Expenses – keeping track of family history subscriptions and payments to professional bodies.
- Personal – birthday list etc
- Projects – here is where I record ideas for blog posts and keep a note of specific posts are to appear on various sites
- Genealogy – here is where I keep details on various research lines, or ideas for research
- Work – a mixture of CPD opportunities, research clients, and other professional review work