The Lost Filofaxes w/ Video link

Here’s the YouTube video link, if you’d like to watch me tell this story instead of reading it:

I have used a planner in one form or another, pretty much my whole life. However, it wasn’t until recently (December 2014), which I stumbled upon the Planner Addict World via YouTube.

(Keep that date I mentioned in mind.)

When my in-laws were visiting back in June, and MIL was giving me some feedback on my Raika video (insert link). I went and got it so she could get a better look at it.

Whilst flipping through it, she commented on how it was just like the Filofax she and my FIL used back in Britain in the 70s and 80s.

As I was explaining the migration some of us are making back into paper planners, because we’re tired of the digital headache, she informed me that up until December (^^^^) their old Filofaxes were packed away in a box. During a purging session, before Christmas, she had uncovered them and thought, “No one uses these old things anymore,” and through them away.

I’ll pause for the Planner Addicts to have a moment of silence and recover from the shock.

Just so we have the timeline clear:
Mid-December 2014
Cori: discovering the Planner Addict World, spend my Christmas break watching planner videos on YouTube, sharing this new find with my mother and husband.
MIL: cleaning out and purging old items, and in the process threw out two Filofax Originals!

And, no, I didn’t say anything to her about what I found. Why? Because (and it’s a dumb reason), I didn’t think she’d understand and think I was weirder than she originally thought.

So what’s the moral of the story?

Share all new stuff you’ve learned and come across with EVERYONE! Who cares if they think you’re weird! You also never know, if could be something you have in common.

So…if I had just shared one clip or called MIL over and shown her this stuff, I would possibly in possession of two 1970’s Filofaxes.


© Cori Large 6-18-2015

5 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Crystal @ Dreams, etc.
    Aug 21, 2015 @ 12:07:41

    No! That’s awful! Will definitely take your advice to heart and share my planner love with EVERYONE!

    I actually discovered the planner addict community at the same time as you, but I really resisted and only used washi tape for my planners (I use an EC Life Planner for my overview planning for the week and writing/blogging-related tracking and a filofax-type system for my day-to-day that I carry with me). But I recently purchased a small supply of stickers (trash reminders and exercise-related stickers as a little “reward” for working out) and… now I want more. 🙂


    • caendicott
      Aug 21, 2015 @ 13:13:56

      In a very very funny twist of fate, there is a part 2 of this story, but that’s another post. My MIL recently acquired a Franklin Covey 365 planner from a thrift store for $1.99 and she’s back into planners! Something for us to bond over.


  2. Asheli Cox
    Aug 21, 2015 @ 14:01:22

    It’s crazy how before planner addict was a thing everyone just considered themselves orderly or list lover or something … now… we have this cool new term for our selves!


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