I’ve begun my yearly obsession with planners. Usually I start looking in November, since that’s when they slowly start to roll out. However, I’ve found the best time to actually purchase a planner is a week or two after New Year’s. Believe me, all of this sounds terribly painful to talk about in November. To just go off on a tangent for a moment, I barely know what month it is now that I live in Texas. Today it was 72. In November. Aside from the retail cycle and people buying scarves from the shop, it might as well be June. I don’t know!
OK, so back to planners. This is a timely post because the binding on my planner busted open today. It was sad. I had a little moment of, “You almost made it, $10 planner!” However, that got me thinking about 2016 planner options. You see, I’m a bit of a simpleton when it comes to planners. I tried out the much hyped Erin Condren planner and found it to be a bit much for my planning needs. Even during my busiest weeks, the layout was overkill.
Over the years I’ve found all I need is a small-ish little block to write down what I need to remember. Sometimes I get fancy and color code things. Other times I forget to write down appointments and miss them altogether. It’s one of the drawbacks of being old school.