Really, now, Tamara. How exciting is it to read about someone else’s planner?!?!? Ha ha! I have to confess something though: I got a new one! I know, my other one is literally less than three weeks old, but I was really unhappy with it. The problem for me was that it had the days arranged in a horizontal pattern but I like the vertical design like what is used in my teaching planners and I think it was just a matter of teaching an old dog new tricks: I just couldn’t get comfortable. I promised myself I’d stick out the year with the planner I bought, but then Michael’s put all planners on sale for ten bucks. SOLD! So I came home and transferred all of my old stuff over, made some new layouts and I’m back in business.
I wasn’t sure the planner was going to work for me at all. After all, I’ve never been a planner girl. But I find that the act of putting stickers on, adding washi tape and looking at the week really just makes me process the week a little better. While making it pretty I’m also laying groundwork to meet goals. As my own personal trainer, it’s been important to set goals or suggest activities to myself in stronger moments so that in weaker moments I’ve done the work that will help keep me on the right path. In the end, I want this planner to be a collection of my experiences and accomplishments at the end of the year. If I don’t meet my goals then I’m not going to want to look at the silly thing. For now though, pleasing myself means I still get to spend time making pretty pages, buying stickers and I get to keep on planning my tail off! In the meantime though, I’ve actually found it to be even more useful than I thought. It makes sense to write down important dates and to keep track of appointments. I store my goals in there and am surprised at how often I refer to them as a reminder. I write down all of my weight lifting presses, lifts and squats, keep the menus and have already started referring back to the list for future circuits. It’s pleasantly surprised me. 😊
So, want a partially used planner? LOL!