Organisation has never been my forte. I'm a little bit ditsy, but have made it so far through my almost twenty-eight years, which include a degree and a Masters. Each year brings with it the attempt it organise, the attempt to figure out life, and each year I get a little closer. The past year in particular has been the year of discovering the value of lists at work. The past few years have turned me into an avid diary user - a full-on paper diary, not just a phone calendar, or that one in Outlook, because I need to write, I need the ability to doodle, even if I do not doodle, and I need to be able to draw my name everywhere and anywhere - it is one of my oldest habits.
Being an avid reader/viewer of Miss Budget Beauty and also her higher-end channel, Diary of a Spendaholic, gave me inspiration to create my own personal planner, and boy is it a beaut of an object. Each date I get to fill in brings me a pleasure that makes me doubt if I am even myself! But, as they say - simple pleasures in life!
I chose the week-to-view layout as I find it more convenient to be able to see my entire week at a glance - I'm often quite a visual person, so this is extremely helpful to me, plus each month comes as a gridded page overview. The week-to-page view is in the "chalkboard" style, with a lovely top border to the page that reminds me how "great things..take time" a little bit of my positive outlook stamped into my everyday life. The bottom of each page features a gridded module - I chose graph paper as opposed to lines as it aids my creative doodling - I love a little bit of squared paper! Each day within the view features my chosen "training" box, where I will be recording the copious (!) amount of exercise I partake in each day. Alongside the graph paper resides a little reminder of the month, and all the numbers that go with it, then a space for notes.