It’s weird to know that I have graduated from college and will not be returning to school. I was always so
excited to start school, my favorite thing being school supplies. My grandma always sent us money for
school things and Mom always wanted us to get what we wanted. I would look for the coolest school
supplies and be so excited to use them.
My most important item was my planner. As long as I had gotten ‘that’ planner, everything else was
going to be ok. I’ve used the Target hardcover planners for a several years, and I just love the layout. It’s
convenient, has plenty of space to write assignments, and looked super chic. My senior year, I caved and
got a Kate Spade planner. I loved the cover design (books! Lol) and how ‘adult’ it looked. But it did not
have a monthly spread in a convenient place. I like having an overview of the month in the middle of the
weekly calendar. The Kate Spade one just had a week to week layout.
This year, though I am not in school, I bought a Lilly Pulitzer planner. I went with the smaller size so that
it conveniently fits in my bag. I don’t write assignments in it, but I do write appoints, events, important
dates, etc. on the days. I also use it as a ‘one line’ journal. I am a total journal writer, but some small
insignificant things that I don’t put in my journal goes on my planner. I but down when I finish a book,
what I ate for lunch, movie dates with Rose (follow her blog her), when I wear a really cool outfit, etc. It
gives me a tiny snap shot of my day that I can go back and see what I did on that specific day.
So far, I am really loving my Lilly planner. It has the layout that I prefer, as well as a bit of sophistication
for an older me. It keeps me organized and focused on my priorities.