I never claimed to be a normal girl.
Inevitably though, I can never find a 'perfect' planner. I've had great planners before, but by the next year, it will have been discontinued and the search for another one that is 'perfect' begins again. And since I'm a blogger, I have specific needs in a planner that aren't to be found in just any old store.
So I made my own.
I am not the first blogger to find themselves in a planner pickle, so there were lots of examples from other blogs to choose from. In the end, I took what I liked, left out what I didn't and made my own little version. I found a website with some free background patterns and used that for my pages.
On the left-hand side, I have a space for three planned weekly posts as well as a little space at the bottom for tracking pageviews and followers. I also stuck a little box at the bottom to write a blogger to contact as a way of letting other awesome bloggers know that I think they're awesome. On that same page, I have space to jot down some goals, a to-do list and ideas for future posts and projects.
On the right-hand side, I have space for writing down any tasks I need to get accomplished. Notice that there isn't much space for daily tasks... I have a terrible habit of writing down EVERY SINGLE THING I NEED TO GET DONE EVER into one day's list. I'm hoping this smaller space will keep me grounded as to what I can actually get done. 'Cause I still need time to do nothing while eating ice cream. Priorities, yo. At the bottom of that page, I included calendars for the previous, current and next month. It helps me to plan if I can see what is coming and what just happened.
This planner has everything I wanted. And I had some Staples gift cards I got from surveys, so I only had to spend a few dollars out of pocket to get it bound. This is planner nirvana.
I was going to add the file to this post but I don't know how. My brain stops working at the end of the year and takes a couple of weeks for it to regroup. If you'd like the pdf for the planner, send your girl an email.
**Hi everyone! You can find this planner on my Google Docs page, here is the link. The first page has my info on it, so you'll need to make your own cover, but the rest is all yours!