I wanted to make this my first official post because this topic is something that has changed my life! I cannot express ENOUGH how much organizing my thoughts and feelings has helped me become the person I am today. Even as a young girl, I have always LOVED planners, or anything with paper, really. Other kids would spend their birthday money on candy, and I would spend mine on post its, page flags, pens, and any cute notebooks I could get my hands on.
Planning has become an everyday activity for me, you could even call it a hobby. I’ve always used a planner for school to keep assignments and due dates in, but when I got to college I realized I had a lot more to plan than just assignments. I wanted a place to keep track of all my school assignments, vacation dates, finances, passwords, appointments, etc. The free University planner wasn’t going to cut if for me. Being EXTRA, I decided to purchase an expensive leather ring bound planner from Filofax, and that is where my obsession began.
I’ve tried out spiral bound, ring bound, traveler’s notebooks, disc bound and I’ve owned several different brands including Sugar Paper, Filofax, Gillio, Louis Vuitton, Chic Sparrow Foxy Fix and Tul. If you aren’t familiar with planner brands yet this may not mean a lot to you right now. These are some of the more popular and more accessible planners out there, but very different in terms of size and binding mechanism.
When I first began I wasn’t sure what I liked and didn’t like. I had to go through several different systems before I found my #plannerpeace. I can finally say that with the help of the planner community I have a system that works for me and inspires me to do better in life. To me, planning is about thinking for the future and mapping out a way to get there quicker, which is what I plan to do.