I ordered a beautiful planner a couple weeks ago and have finally had some time since the exam got over to get started decorating and planning out the next three weeks (before the next exam). If you haven't heard of filofax (I hadn't until I saw about it online and became hooked), they make quality leather bound planners in a variety of sizes. I ordered the personal size in the "patent fuschia".
I began looking for a new planner when I realized that my daily "to do" lists were getting out of hand. My personality requires that I have an idea of what I'm going to accomplish in a day, and normally my mind has sufficed as the filing system for that info. Since I've had to put an insane amount of information into that mind lately, I've been in a constant frenzy the last two weeks. My old planner was simply not large enough, not easily organized, and I needed something more specific for day to day use.
"One does not plan to fail, they simply fail to plan."
That is such a great quote. Set a goal, and write down how you will achieve that via planning the specifics.
Here she is in package:
(those scratches are just on the plastic, don't worry)
All you have to do is google filofax ideas and tons of decorating and organizing ideas will pop up. Thanks to a great gift card, my used crafting stash, and a little post exam reward I picked out all of my favorite supplies to use first:
Complete with sparkly tabs of course.
One problem I've had is that the planner came with weekly planning pages for 2015, and so I ordered (through amazon) some pages for the remainder of 2014. TWICE they sent me the wrong layout in the wrong SIZE. So, I returned them both, and decided to just order the sale Kate Spade refill pages for 2014, hopefully those will be in this week. Until then, I just decided to quick draw up my own pages.
I even started my first to do list (it's all color coded of course - we'll see how long that lasts)....I hope this list will be long enough once I'm hit with a ton of things tomorrow :) .
I used that back note page for some weekly inspiration.