It’s been a long time. And I know I’ve neglected this site. As the semester has only just started, I’ve been running around trying to get all my paperwork in order. I’ll be starting my field work (finally!) and that has been priority.
But I am back. I’m working on some kind of schedule and will hopefully go back to my weekly posts here. I have ideas for the future, but it’s all dependent on my school schedule and whether I’d be able to work a lot or not.
So for this semester, as I was browsing Amazon for textbooks, I remembered seeing on Instagram that Erin Condren now offers planners through there. I entered the name and low and behold, I could get my hands on an 18-month Neutral planner without having to pay the extra fees that’s normally on the website itself. I figured since I was already purchasing things for school, a new school planner would be useful.
This was the version I went with. The vertical, neutral layout. At first I was hesitant as I have my beloved Filofax Orginal Patent in A5 Duck Egg Blue as my main planner with vertical inserts that I made myself. But I figured I could use this ECLP as a memory keeping/school planner. To see if I like it or not. For some strange reason, I find that I can work with this planner better than my Happy Planner. Which has the same layout except there are no spaces in between the days. I think that’s where I had trouble in the Happy Planner. Everything was too squished in. And I like my white space.
Since my Filofax is my main, home planner, I’ll use this EC as my more creative, fun planning. Where I can use stickers and not worry about the stickers going to waste. $55 for a planner is pretty pricey, but from Amazon, it’s so much better than buying it on the EC website where you’re spending $55 for a twelve-month planner, have to add an additional $5 for the rest of 2016, and any additional personalization is another $5-$10.
I’ll stick to this planner for a year. I want to try the planning/memory keeping/scrapbooking thing that’s so popular in the planning community and see how I like it then. It’s going to be a busy semester for me and I figure I’ll have a lot to put into the planner. Here’s to hoping.