Even as a long-time planner and Filofax user, I have never used an A5. I never even considered it. It always seemed too big to me, which means I needed to carry a biggish bag or briefcase or computer bag. I had those - the big laptop bag when I used to work - but I still didn't take the plunge then.
As you may know, I use a pink Personal Baroque as a stay-at-home filo. However, lately, it's been looking a little pudgy. Which made me wonder if I should upsize.
Philofaxy is such an enabler! And I mean this in the best sense. (: I've seen so many great A5s on there and on other Filo blogs. Now that I've seen how others have set-up their A5s, and the plethora of A5s available (the Maldens, Chameleons and Finchleys are sooo pretty), I wonder if I should upsize. I'm having major A5 envy!
As I see it, the A5 has two main things going for it:
(1) Writing real estate. And who doesn't want more room to write in, right?, and
(2) An easy to print/cut/punch page size.
If I go A5 though, I'll need a few things I dont' have: a new diary, some notepaper, tabs/dividers, accessories, etc., etc. I can only imagine the investment that would take, not to mention more and more binders in A5 if I happen to love it.
This is where I'll be answering my own question -- "No, I will not upsize to an A5 in the near future!" I can't justify the cost of buying more binders and inserts. I like the portability of the Personal size too much and it's been working for me so far. My A5 lemming is just that, a lemming. To all the A5 users, I will just ogle your pretty little A5s from afar.
Whew! I'm glad I got that out of my system!
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