This year I have been very disorganized. I blame two things. The first was that I bought a yearly planner that only had week views and no monthly calendars. I can't even tell you how many birthdays I missed. The second was that I tried to give up list making. The thing is, I love list making. It keeps me sane. Ish. What I don't love is feeling like a failure when I don't accomplish everything on my to do list on a given day and I don't know about you, but I never accomplish everything on my to do list!
What I really wanted was a way to balance lists and being organized with living in the moment and being creative. Then I discovered the Day Designer by Whitney English and now I might never be the same. If you knew me in real life, you'd know I research all big decisions. Like I need a 12 step program for it, so clearly I wasn't going to drop $59 on a planner without some research. First I went here and signed up to get a free sample page of the planner and I tried it out to see how it would work for me. I also spent some time (okay, hours) on you tube looking at reviews, and searching for blog reviews and looking at things like #daydesigner and #planneraddict. That's a big deal folks. I'm not a fan of the hashtag. #ihatehashtags
Then I went about giving it a test run. I fell in love. I love that it has a space for your top 3 things to get done in the day. Now I feel like anything above that is a bonus. Plus, a place for your daily gratitude? I'm all over that! I am a planner, journal, pen/pencil, washi tape, all things paper related fanatic and I'm telling you, this is like the Holy Grail of planners! I'm counting down the days until I can use the real thing but until them I'm practicing to find out what works best for me, because you know, I want the real thing to look pretty when I start using it. I feel like order has been restored to my life and I'm just a happier girl when there is order. Otherwise I find myself aimlessly walking around the house in my pajamas at 1pm. Not there's anything wrong with that, right?
I love this cover so much that I got a matching pedicure. That's not weird right? Wait. It is? Then let's pretend it was a happy accident.