This week, I felt that my Finchley was getting too stuffed because I started to notice the rings starting to gap. For fear of it getting worse, I moved into the Metropol.
As a person who practices the Catholic religion, Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of the Lent, which also marks 40 days prior to Easter Day. This is a time in which we prepare for Easter by fasting (abstinence from meat), reflection, and prayer. An old tradition was "giving something up" for Lent. As a child, that meant giving up, candy, soda or cursing. Times have changed, and for some people instead of "giving something up", they added something more meaningful to their lives. "I will volunteer at the local shelter".
Lent has more importance than just giving up candy. Lent is about conversion, turning our lives more completely over to Christ and his way of life. Conversion means leaving behind an old way of living and acting in order to embrace new life in Christ.
Thus, I decided to "give-up" spending - more importantly, unnecessary spending.
Especially during these times of financial struggle. I have been overspending on too many things. Most things I wanted, and didn't NEED. There needs to be a limit. And if buying planners, stationery, makeup, etc. - is causing me to grow broke, and not have enough money for bills or my mortgage, then something has to change. I need to do this now and focus on more important things like how to be a better mother to my children.
|Here is the view without the flyleaf.|
As, I mentioned, instead of buying more Filofaxes to suit my needs, I needed to make use of the ones I do have. So, I also moved into my Apex for use as a membership card holder and keep other notes.
My last purchase before Lent were these Monthly + Tabbed inserts and Tabs by Girl of All Work ordered from the Franklin Covey website.
Here is how I am using them with my homemade stickers.
This creates more spacs in my WO2P diary, as you can see from my previous weeks. Everything seemed a bit crowded.
I am using these tabs to label my months for my WO2P. I have put them on the top as not to cover my Monthlies.
Thank you and hope you had a great week!