Quo Vadis Journal 21
I have been an admirer of Quo Vadis planners for a while now. While I had not purchased any planners or notebooks from them, I perused the options often. I love the way a bound planner looks and how it works for so many people. For me, for my planner, only rings will do. I love the versatility and flexibility rings provide when it comes to planning my days. However, I do love the look of the Quo Vadis Journal 21. I love the large open space of each day. I love the timed slots. I love the potential that comes with this book.
Some time in late summer, I bought a 2017 Journal 21 to try out, thinking I might like to use it as a planner for 2018, just to try something different. Upon arrival, I promptly moved in, copying all of my appointments and tasks over. And before I was finished, I knew it wasn’t going to work for me. Sadly, I left the 2017 Journal 21 mostly unused.
That didn’t stop me from entering the Journal 21 giveaway Quo Vadis ran in September, however. I figured, if I can make this work for me, it’s worth a shot. So I entered. And surprisingly, I was one of many winners!
I was able to choose a Journal 21 with the Club cover of my choice. I chose Turquoise.
One thought did niggle at my brain though: what would I use it for, seeing as using it as a planner just wasn’t going to work for me.
After some thinking, and after some research, and after looking at the kinds of information and/or inspiration I work on, I came up with a solution.
Gratitude lists and inspirational quotes
Strictly speaking, this is a planner. But like most planners and notebooks, there is no one set way to use it. So I turned this planner into a gratitude list and inspirational quotes book.
I started by adding a photo print-out of a quote that really speaks to me, mainly because so far, it has been true.
At the front of the Journal 21, there is a semi-annual planner that allows you to do some quick forward planning.
Once I have printed my 3 quotes for the day, I put them in my book.
I used to just write the quotes I found. But I started to really appreciate the backgrounds and layouts I found them on and so started to incorporate that. However, there are still times when I’ll come across a quote that doesn’t have a background, or has one that I don’t like. In those cases, I will write the quote down and choose only 2 printed quotes to include.
And the Journal 21 makes finding your current page a breeze with their cut out corners.
This year is all about transformation for me, and my Gratitude/Inspiration book is helping me do just that.
While I adore it, I don’t know if I will use the Journal 21 for my 2019 gratitude list and inspirational quotes, but I do know that I will be purchasing one, even if I have to come up with a new use for it then.
If you’re looking for a timed daily layout with lots of space, a monthly spread included, and smooth paper, look no further!
Thank you to Laurie and to Quo Vadis for offering the giveaway!