Tales of a Planner Witch
With the New Year just around the corner, I'm seeing a lot of people sharing their plans for daily planners. I love that with all the digital tools out there, somehow bullet journaling has taken off.
I am definitely a "Planner Witch." I like bullet journaling. I do it "traveler's notebook" style--though all my inserts are in a basket for now, since I work from home for the foreseeable future.
On Bullet Journaling
I love the bespoke nature of bullet journaling; you can make it whatever you want. I also retain and process information better when I write it down, so I don't have much digital planning, except appointments in calendars.
Pictured Above: All My Children
...just kidding; they're not my children, just my journaling "supplies." But as far as objects go, they're quite dear to me ☺️ They are not fancy or expensive but I love them just the same.
When I "traveled" (aka didn't work from home) most of these were inserts in traveler's notebooks: one for work, one for the rest of life.
Here's what they are and where I got them, from left to right:
- Weekly spreads for work, Dollar Tree
- Daily spreads for work, gift with purchase from Zest Tea
- Pocket monthly calendar, Dollar Tree
- Daily spread (Aqua) & weekly spread/monthly trackers (black) mini composition notebooks from Wal Mart, fancified with stickers from Pipsticks
- Notes for a local political organization I do communications for and serve on executive committee of, notebook from Dollar Tree
- Generic notes, notebook from Home Goods
- Notebook for buying a new house, Dollar Tree
- Gratitude & Laughter journal, CVS
- Notebook for notes on the poetry festival I'm in charge of organizing each summer, notebook from an excellent local store Craftland
- Mermaid composition notebook for regular journaling & creative writing, Dollar Tree
- Planner for a Magic Year by Amy Cesari, which I use as a daily straight up diary (1-2 sentences about what happened that day) & a log of my try-to-do-daily spiritual practice