I don’t know about you, but I tend to keep a lot of the things I use in my bag all the time. When I get home I always place my bag next to my desk/the space I use for planning and creativity. I have a pretty simple bag from H&M, and I have vowed to stay in it until I find The Bag. (I have a pretty specific picture of how my Perfect Bag will look like and work. I am pretty sure it will blow up in my face someday, but hey, a girl’s gotta dream?) Anyway, in my current bag I always keep my mobile office, the things I carry with me at all time, and the base consists of the three P.
I NEVER leave home without my Personal sized Domino. Never. Ever. I want to be able to scribble down anything anywhere and I do use my DIYfish LMI v2.2 Do2P for a thing I call “A List” as well as daily planning. And I can’t get through a day without my List.
If my bag is not too heavy I like to bring a notebook for writing on the go, you never know when inspiration hit you. I received my very first Traveler’s Notebook the other day, a fauxdori made by Ray Blake over at mylifeallinoneplace.com. And I’m loving it. I think it has replaced my regular notebook, but I’m not entirely sure yet. I feel like it’s not flexible enough as I like to tear out pages if I’m not satisfied with them (this does not apply to my BrainDump, BlogDump or other list based notebooks, and they stay in my Raydori).
Every time I leave home without my pen case I get the perfect opportunity to sit down and do my color coding or I get and idea where I need to do a mind map (color coding is essential here). So now my Stabilo Point 88 is a part of my Mobile Office and they stay with me at all times. Besides the Stabilos I also bring my Sharpie Pen and my Pilot Hi-tecpoint V5 Grip. I realized they were my favorite gel pens when my black one ran out of ink the other week. Now I’m planning on stockpiling.
In a transparent zipper pocket I have a lot of sticky notes, preferably of the Post It brand. I wouldn’t last a day without post-its, and you can imagine the happiness I felt when I realized that their 3 in notes fit perfectly on my DIYfish inserts in Personal size. 😀
So, yeah. That’s my Mobile Office, or the things I always have in my bag. Besides my three P I also carry a variety of paperclips and some highlighters. The highlighters are mostly out of habit, from when I studied at the teaching program a few years ago, and since I’m hoping to get into the business program in the fall I feel like it’s no use taking them out. Now I just need to find The Bag.