I’ve got ’em! I love ’em. Plans, goals, aspirations, hopes and dreams…Over the years I have purchased an assortment of lovely paper planners to write them in, too.
And so sad that I never use them.
It’s that time of year again…
December means my social media feeds are full of photos my planner friends have taken of their new toys. And they are beautiful. Spiral, ring, or perfect bound. Covers made of leather or emblazoned with inspirational messages. Washi tape. Stickers…
My covetous little heart hammers each time I see one. I run to the planner website and gaze at the photo insets of interior pages, drooling over:
- Bullet Journals
- Goal setting
- Daily routines
- To Do lists
- Morning and evening reflections
See what I did there with the bullets and all? *le sigh*
But I don’t click. Why?
Because when it comes to paper planners, I am Meat Loaf.
I want them.
I need them.
But there ain’t no way I’m ever going to use them.
Still, I can admire them from afar.
Are you a planner person? I have a friend who will only use Erin Condren planners. Another was showing off her 2019 #PowerSheets, which, I admit, tempted me greatly. Last year, I bought not one, but two of the Blue Sky planners a co-worker swore by. In different sizes, you know – one for desk, one for bag. I never made it past January.
I’m not anti-scheduling. I use electronic calendars faithfully. Lord knows, I love a good deadline. It’s just the thought of messing up my beautiful planner with mistakes stops me in my tracks. And yes, I have erasable friction pens in every color.
Perfectionism is a disease, my friends.
How about you? Do you keep a planner or journal?