Very Busy Planner from Ban.do
If you are like me, very busy and slightly old school, then you can completely appreciate the power of the paper planner. Maybe it was because I was taught that physically writing things down was the best way to remember them- we are talking the prehistoric era here- and that the smell of a book was greater than a fancy kindle any day. Regardless, I truly look forward to transferring my dates and details into a new planner every year.
This year I wanted to find a planner that really represented who I am, since the object is almost literally an extension of my person. Aside from the inside essentials of monthly calendars, spaces for to-do lists, and a place for me to jot down my daily musings and tasks, the two things I searched for were minimalism and its ability to become an accessory when needed. And boy did I find all of these things with this Ban.do paper scheduler. The planner starts from the month you purchase it (some asked me about this when I featured it on my Instagram), has monthly words of wisdom, and even sprinkles in a healthy dose of inspirational quotes and images throughout.
Plus, I love that I can poke fun at myself when I carry it. If you know me personally, you know I am always talking about how busy I am juggling a full time gig, column and this blog, so the cover is quite humorous and truly quite perfect for me.