Happy New Planner Day, aka the day when most Big Name Planner Companies release their Academic Year and 18-month planners. Why do I need a NEW planner when I just got one that started in January you may be asking. Fair enough.
And the only answer I can give you is, as my friend Carter once said about this very issue, “I have no willpower.”
Plus, they are pretty. And updated with new colors and layouts.
And…I HAVE NO WILLPOWER, OKAY.
I will say that New Planner Season has turned out very different from what I originally expected. See, dear friends, I had intended to use this gorgeous new neutral vertical planner from Erin Condren on July 1st. I had everything ready, sticker kits were ordered, sticky notes were applied through-out to make set up day easier, and then….this happened. Y’all, I cannot even look at this planner anymore. I personally feel that what she did was reckless, irresponsible, and frankly disgusting.
Now, here’s where I also tell you several things:
- I understand that what occurred was on Erin Condren’s personal time and was in no way affiliated with the company.
- That being said, right now, I’m still struggling to separate the two as when your OWN NAME is on the company you run it makes your actions all the more magnified.
- You do you. No matter my feelings on the subject, I am NOT here to tell anyone what planner to use or not use. These planners ain’t cheap and I don’t judge anyone that has already spent their money with EC to not get their money’s worth.
So, what’s a Planner Person like myself supposed to do? SHOP FOR NEW PLANNERS OF COURSE.
I’ve got several options to choose from and I’m trying them all, yo. I’M TRYING THEM ALL. Okay, not really, because my bank account is like, lol, nice try, but I do have a few replacements in mind. Which has led me to start a new series, Exploring EC Alternatives, where I will do quick flip-throughs and mini-reviews of some other planner companies.
First up, the Recollections Planner sold at Michael’s:
Next week: the MakseLife planner. Stay tuned!