That was a start of my planner phase...soon after I graduated, I bought my first Day Runner...it was burgundy...and I used a matching Cross pen with my name engraved on the side...I had that pen for many many years until I forgot it at a bank ATM--you know when you actually had to sign your paycheck and deposit it!
But I digress.
Then when I worked at Wells Fargo Alarm and they gave all their employees a Franklin Covey to use. For over a decade, I used some sort of version of a paper planner. One Christmas in the early 2000's, I remember my husband bought me a PalmPilot so I could toss my paper planner, but the PalmPilot went straight back to the store because I couldn't even think of not having my planner all written out.
Then, little by little, I stopped using my planner to it's fullest extent. In 2009, I had a Samsung Blackjack (and then a Samsung Epix) which I started to use the calendar and ditched the paper. In 2011, I finally bought into Apple and I have tried to love and use the calendar since and have failed.
Last year, I noticed lots of Instagrammer show off their planners--whether they were Filofax, Erin Condren, or DYI planners. But I was still convinced I would just need my iPhone which links to my Mac and iPad (and via the iCloud on my PC at work)...It's the same, right? But I hate it...it is NOT the same at all.
Each calendar season (July?? and December??), I would find myself picking up the cutest planners up at Target and putting them back...not wanting to spend the $10 on them...Would I even use it?
Then last week, I was at Papyrus and seen the black striped Kate Spade 2015 agenda and I drooled over it...but I wanted the Gold one! I ordered that baby online...paying more than I would ever want to pay, but I did it...I treated myself to a beautiful Planner!
Today, it finally came...