When Alexis first asked me what sort of planner I'd be using for 2013, my initial response was "ALL THE PLANNERS!!!!" I had to revise that a little bit.
My plan (hee hee) is to use:
1. a large, monthly-format planner to record bill due dates, paydays, etc—all those static, recurring events that I want to see at a glance. Several of my bills fall on the same two-or-three-day cluster so a monthly calendar lets me see right away that yes, the second week of the month will always suck. Also, ever since Moleskine introduced this format, I really, really wanted it, and it was 50 percent off at Barnes and Noble last month SO DON'T YOU DARE JUDGE ME!
2. My main planner will likely be a weekly-format planner with two pages per week, laid out horizontally. Meetings, work events, appointments, reminders, etc.—that all goes in this (purple) planner.
3. And yesterday, a lovely daily-page planner arrived in the mail. LOOK, PAPYRUS HAD MARKED THEM DOWN TO LIKE, $6, OKAY??? DON'T YOU JUDGE ME!
And that one's also in purple because pickings were slim. It was December 29th so what do you expect?
I wasn't sure how to use the daily-page planner, especially since I was already filling up the weekly-page one with events. So I turned to the Internet for inspiration because why not? So, as I may have said before, I have kept a journal for a very long time. This January is my twentieth (!) anniversary of keeping a journal so that's a lot of journals. But I wanted to do something a little different. I still keep a "regular" journal (this one in red) but with the day-per-page planner, I decided to use it as a logbook. This blog entry by Austin Kleon inspired me to use the day-per-page Moleskine to jot down quick notes about what I did that day-- food, clothing, activities, the weather, etc. I still have my regular journal for expanding on a subject. But this logbook is a quick, easy summary of my year (assuming I keep up with it).
And it's purple (they also come in pink!!) so you know: I had to buy it. I mean, duh.
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