I am a little late to the planner game this year.
Scratch that: very late!
The truth is I wasn’t planning on buying a planner this year because my planner from last year is still good as new. This wasn’t the case during the previous years as I’ve been using planners since 2012. But because I barely used my 2015 planner, I thought that buying another planner this year would just be a waste of money.
So what I did was buy a desktop calendar for the planning and a small leather notebook for my journaling. It almost worked except that the calendar had too little space for all of my agenda and the notebook was a little bit cumbersome to use.
Leather (faux) notebook in deep pink in the lower left corner and my floral desktop calendar in the upper right corner
While I still love the pretty calendar and notebook to bits (the desktop calendar shall be a mainstay in my, well, desk while I converted my notebook into a devotional notebook, A Line A Day style), I later on admitted that I wanted a proper planner for 2016.
Okay, another planner it is. Let’s give it another try and, hopefully, I’d be able to religiously use it this time!
I was intrigued by the planners that used inserts like Kikki K and Filofax, but they cost a lot more than the regular planners I was used to using. I didn’t want to take the plunge as I’m not even sure I’d be able to use it! So this shall be a test run. I decided to buy an ordinary planner for this year and, if it goes well, I might level up next year. Who knows?
The planner I decided to buy this year is from a brand (actually, a cafe) that I’ve never used before. I saw a fellow blogger putting it up for sale so I grabbed it. My deciding factor? I saw a section from it called a Commitment Log! If that doesn’t go perfectly with my Word for the year, I don’t know what does!
I am pretty excited to use it. Yes I am more than a week late this year but I’m not worried about that. I’m worried about committing to use it for the entire year. Hey, that could be another Commitment resolution!