I came late to the planner game. Mainly because some of this shit is expensive as hell. But after getting tempted by bullet journalling, my 80's sticker loving self began to stock up on bits and bobs to add to my journal.
Bullet journalling worked until I hit the end of the book and all my carefully crafted notes were now in different volumes. Sooo...I had to either re-write them or carry multiple planners.
My journey took me to a few different planner types, but I finally landed in the world of Happy Planner, and fell into the YouTube rabbit hole. Seriously. There are tons of MAMBI planner babes who do flip throughs, plan with me's, and ways to use extra supplies or "frankenplan". One of my favorite planner babes is "AtHomeWithQuita". A video of hers is right below here. She's far more organized than me, but I love her voice and she does thorough flip throughs and uses lots of the MAMBI line.
When I saw the new Happy Planner mini lines this year, I was so damn excited because the previous years' minis were horizontal, and that's just not my jam.
THIS year, we have vertical planning in the minis, along with a planner theme that makes me smile.
First, I ended up grabbing a deluxe cover, because my Joann's had them on ultra clearance. I picked up this hot pink "Hustle" cover for less than $7 after tax. I hug it occasionally. Don't judge me.
I had been using a ring binder, but after using the disc systems for my book bibles and my everyday planner, I was ready to make the switch.
Then I saw a flip through of a mini with vertical lined planning pages, AND it was covered in girl power inspirational quotes. I stalked my local Joann's daily and snatched that puppy up as soon as it came out. The fact that it perfectly matched my cover with pink discs...well, it was meant to be.
It's something I can jot notes in and keep details and lists when I'm out of the house. And who doesn't need a planner that gives them all kinds of happy feels?
"Sometimes the bravest and most important thing you can do is just show up." ~Brene Brown
"I love the person I've become, because I fought to become her."
~ Kaci Diane
There are a ton more, and all of them are next to a handy dandy little spot to put a monthly goal.
I like the idea of pausing to take stock every month and getting myself prepped to kick ass.
Unfortunately this little gem doesn't start until January, but because I've become addicted to this line, I have some spare undated inserts, and traded out the last quarter of next year for enough pages to get me through the last quarter of this year.
I get to start using the weekly spreads in just a few days, and I'm stoked.
Yeah, I know. I should be writing. But hey, at least I have the perfect set up to get myself organized now.
(said every procrastinating perfectionist ever...)
I'd love to hear about it. And if you have any favorite planner channels, make sure to send them my way. I need a good binge.