I have a small problem (I know, another one).
I’m slightly OCD, according to others, when it comes to my planner. As long as I can remember, I’ve always had a planner or agenda of some kind.
It all started when we were given planners at the beginning of the year in school to write our homework down in. All the schools in my district gave each student a planner. Or, depending on where you were (like my middle school) they were called “success guides” or “agendas”. I always thought they were cute; most people thought they were annoying. They were colorful and had cute sayings in them and some pages had little games on them. I’m actually pretty sure I still have one somewhere in my house. I should look for that.
But I had success guides all throughout elementary and secondary school. So, when I went to college, I needed a planner. I had the habit so ingrained into me that I need to write down homework and assignments and things that I needed to remember, that I HAD to have a planner in college.
I experimented with a few in college and in grad school. Most were blah, but effective enough. Even when I wasn’t in school, I felt the need to still keep track of what I needed to do during a day in a planner of some sort. See, starting that habit of writing things down in elementary school has maintained through adulthood. It’s possible!!
When I started at my old school (not the hellacious one at the beginning of this year; my beloved old school that closed last year), I decided to try the electronic calendar attached to our email. I actually found it to be annoying. It took more effort for me to remember to sit down at a computer and select the date and time and type it out. I still wound up keeping some sort of paper calendar with it. In fact by the end of last year, I, more or less, had three calendars. My kids always thought it was funny that I had so many. I never missed anything though, so HA!
But I remember better when I write things down, so I’ve abandoned electronic calendars. One of my families last year gave me an Erin Condren gift card because the mom is just as OCD about planners as I am.
I went on the site and was in awe of the pretty. I’d never heard of these before, but omg…so pretty!! Read More