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planning is personal

The act of Planning is an important and personal part of living. Whether you use paper, plug dates in your phone or just remember the to-do’s, you are planning. And it’s personal.

As I have traveled through the years, my planning has changed and evolved to meet every stage of my life. When I was in elementary school, it was the daily agenda the teacher passed out to each student that drew me in. The way the agenda smelled, the touch of it, I loved everything about it. I was hooked. After that, I was using those free calendars from the Hallmark stores to track my days, write down activities and keep up with birthdays.

I was happy with a wall calendar and a work desk calendar for a most of my adult life. And then it happened. My mom introduced me to a Franklin Covey “planner”. Wow, it was a revelation and I was mesmerized by all the possibilities. Daily, weekly – vertical and horizontal. I loved it all, and I never turned back.

I used my Covey Planner for years keeping up with work, kids schedules, to-do lists. Then BAM something else happened. After purchasing my first Erin Condren LifePlanner through a link on a fellow homeschoolers blog (, I discovered the planner community and decorative stickers! Life changing! Thanks Jen!

What hasn’t changed through the years is my need to use my planner to keep up with life and all of those in it. Friends, family, doctors, information, dates, work…… It’s all personal to me. It’s my life. Sometimes in this age of social media, we get too sweep up with the latest planner, sticker, even highlighter! As you continue to plan out your life, just remember to be true to what works for you. Don’t get caught up in the gimmies. What you have will work and the planning community is about much more than just product. If you let it, it can become your extended family. And they will love you unconditionally, no matter what planner you use.


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