The start of year five with a Hobonichi Techo. Here’s to new potential.

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This year I ordered a yellow cover, but I was disappointed that I couldn’t see the beautiful detail on the cover on cover. I tried watercoloring a sheet to put under it. I’m not completely sold on the busyness but it is pretty.

You’re Gonna Carry That Weight(y Hobonichi)

I am excited, as always, to order my Hobonichi for next year. The idea of the larger 5-year techo is invigorating–thinking of crafting a book over that much time that would be a central repository of ideas and experiences. But it’s also worrisome in that the benefit of the dated daily planner is in its ephemeralness: There’s no point in hesitating because you’re uncertain about your writing or your art. This is only the one day, and tomorrow will be a fresh, blank page.

The 5-year techo would add weight, not only in the literal sense,1 but in the cycle from year to year seeing potential mistakes. Am I ready for the commitment?