I’m a planner, always have been, will always need to be. I’ve tried winging it in the past, not too long ago as it happens, I had so many plates to juggle my planning skills took a back burner but pretty soon those spinning plates came crashing down.
So I’m back to being a planner, Ali the Planner. I like that, it has a nice ring to it.
And why am i telling you this? Well, i think YOU should be a planner too. Come join me in a perfectly organised, stress free world where we write everything down, where we never miss an appointment, parents evening or birthday. You’ll love it, I promise!
To get us started we need a planner to be a planner. (funny that) so I’m going to tell you about my latest find, are you sitting comfortably?
You’re going to love this;
And for the pessimists amongst you;
shhhhhh you’re negative mind
because this planner’s different. There will be NOTHING, not a thing, de nada, you won’t like, because this planner is unique to you.
Not just a planner, a Unique Planner
I’m talking about personalised Unique Planners where YOU design it exactly how you’d like it. You choose the cover, add in photos, quotes and information pages right down to the colour of the pen holder. I pondered over these small details way longer than I should’ve, but the choice is so good and I needed something which I wouldn’t mind looking at for a whole year, I had to be sure it was what I wanted. (And I’m annoyingly indecisive, just ask my husband.)
After finally settling on something girlie and pretty, something my life as mum of 3 boys lacks. I chose a lay out which I could see my week divided in family, blogging and social media. I tried keeping personal and professional separate with 2 different planners before and that resulted in some an epic parenting fails.
Like A Kid In A Sweet Shop
Once those decisions had been made, it was on to playing around with the back pages, with so many different designs to choose from I chose keep my work accounts in one place too. Along with some christmas present lists, blog goals and must-do bucket list. You just never know when you realise all those new years goals have been long forgotten. (my new years goals is to be more organised and stop forgetting things, funnily enough!)
Oh, oh, oh, wait! Did I tell you that you can choose the start date too?
Anyone looking to organise their life at a the start of a new academic year can kick-start their planner in September! You might even want to consider a teacher’s planner as a gift to fast track to the ranks of alpha mum /dad on the PTFA.
Bribery did I hear you say?
Not at all, it’s simply supporting your child’s teacher in a mission to easing the stress of a challenging career, if it means your child gets picked for every sporting event, then so be it. (While we’re on the subject a big photograph of your child might help jog their memory of who gifted them this amazing planner.)
One Last Thing, Or Maybe Two..
So all that was left ,once I’d added a photo which would make me smile every time I saw what a mother of a week I had coming up, was to choose the colour of a ribbon, the wire binding, elastic holder and pen holder.