There are certainly some quirks of living in a small college town when you’re a postgrad/young professional–I’m already nervously eyeing the massive walls of spherical lounge chairs and plastic bins that have overtaken the local Target in preparation for the Orientation influx.
At the same time, though, the academic environment also means that retailers are apt to restock their stationery supplies to prepare for the start of the school year: which is how I ended up with my first full-size planner! I don’t quite have the skills to make planning a work of art (like many bloggers I admire do)…but man, how could I resist those waves? Everyone knows that azure waters and meaningless typographical platitudes are the way to my heart!
As I mentioned, this is technically a school-year planner, spanning August 2016 – September 2017. After a brief moment of existential despair as I wondered what my life might be like in thirteen months’ time, I delighted in the fact that I could get my full calendrical money’s worth out of this beauty.
It even has some spaces at the back for planning out 2018: um, no thanks, planner, you’re way ahead of me.
Can’t everything in life feature a semi-sepia, burnished design of gorgeous tropical clouds and waves?
I haven’t quite decided on this planner’s fate yet: it’s tempting to bring it to work, but I’d also rather like to use it for personal activities only, like graduate school applications, letter-writing, book-logging, and mercilessly reminding myself to go to Zumba instead of sitting on the couch grumbling over bad YA fiction. I really like the way in which my pen pal Emma (and many other master-planners, I’m sure!) use their planners to track things like language learning in a creative way.
Will I fully convert and dedicate myself to a [light version of the] planning lifestyle? Well, in any case, remember that THERE IS NOTHING THAT CANNOT HAPPEN TODAY.