I'll be honest, I haven't quite found that perfect journal where I can jot down something from each day and look back on it fondly. Though, with this Hobonichi, I may have just found it. Give me a few weeks to decide. I've been pretty obsessed with this little Japanese notebook for a few months and after exhausting online reviews and YouTube videos, I asked for one as a Christmas gift.
While I had originally planned on privately journaling with a personal sized Filofax I found it to be a bit difficult because I am a lefty and my hands bump into the rings constantly. The Filofax will be saved to use as a planner for school next year. This Hobonichi is now my daily journal. There's no rings to bump into and its an ideal size (much like the personal sized Filofax.)
So, I think I've finally found notebook peace. Here's the updated list :
- For personal journaling: The Hobonichi.
- For sketching/random notes: The Midori Traveler's Notebook.
- For work and school: An A5 Filofax that stays on my desk.
If you are considering a Hobonichi for 2015, I suggest jumping on it soon because they sell out rather quickly. They already sold out once but will restock January 15th (tomorrow). I purchased it here: http://www.1101.com. Once they are sold out you'll have to wait until September-ish to order for 2016.