A bunch of this past weekend was spent getting to know this planner, and testing out all sorts of jottings, pens, recording techniques, figuring out what I liked, didn't...you know the deal.
Here are some shots from my weekend with my Erin Condren LIFE PLANNER:
top, left: I chose the 2013 life planner - collage cover which customizes the front and back of the planner with pictures you upload. It looks a lot like my current header, as those are the things most making up my life right now. I personalized it with my name, and the sentiment I'd most like my future plans to propel me toward: "She believed that she could, so she did."
top, right: I marked my first May week with my planner by printing out instagram shots from those days. I really like how they look and how it ties the day to an image, so I'll probaly continue that all throughout December.
middle, left: a close-up look of the instagram I took once I had my new planner in my lap, with a little bit of journalling around it
middle, right: a quick weekly BLOG POST sticker I designed to match the month and function as a spot to plan the posts for that week
bottom, left: I love that just two days with this planner has brought my stamp mojo back! Maybe by summer it'll inspire me to whip up some new stamps for the shop! Who knows?!
(Those used above are Amy Tangerine's.)
bottom, right: I don't really like to "attack" my planner in advance. I like to write/scribble/fuss once the week hits...so I'm big on removable stickies. I'm already thinking about July (duh!) and labelling my weeks of project life. ;) (Those arrow stickies form Target.)
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I decided that I'm going to experiment with this planner -- no holds barred -- for the rest of May and June -- while school is still in session. THEN...when the ever-loving SUMMER STARTS on June 27th (last day of school is June 26th) I will have developed some sort of system to make this work for me.
I'll let you know when I know!