So new, so clean, so intimidating!
I will admit it took me a few days before I really sat down and wrote on my pristine planner.
I waited until the house was quiet, made a cup of coffee and then took a deep breath. Grabbed my dedicated Paper Mate Flair markers (the perfect markers – fine point, great colors and do not bleed through to the next page) and started with birthdays. That was a good place to start.
Once I got more comfortable (and my hand relaxed) I added my carpool drive schedule. I thought this would be the hardest part to adjust to on paper vs. my iPhone. So here I cheated. I keep this schedule in my phone also – with set alarms to beep and remind me ‘time to drive’
Then I added our meal plan for the week. Gym schedules, volunteer schedules, etc. It got easier!!
I had a color scheme for each month.
Now it’s just a mess that only makes sense to me – which is perfect!
It’s a great planner. I adjusted much faster than I expected. It is a tad heavier than I thought but I do carry it around. When I don’t have it with me – I ask Siri to remind me to add it to my planner.
It’s a perfect marriage.
She is usually parked in my kitchen right near me!
How are you keeping yourself organized this year?!