Taking inspiration from Angela of Paper Love Story, I’m going to start a regular blog post of my weekly layouts. (If you haven’t already checked this beautiful lady’s blog, please do! She’s chockful of planner eye candy, invaluable blogging insight, and all of this while studying to become a doctor! I take my hat off to you! Amazing!)
Anyhoo, I thought what better way to start off the series than my birthday week? It was a super busy week. I felt the pressure of work, Etsy and blog deadlines, printable design dramas, quibbles with the house, and the mania of Christmas this week. Needless to say, I had a massive cry last night after holding my shit together all week. This is my crazy week in my custom-made Decade Thirty Creations planner:
How my current planning system works: each day is divided into 3 boxes across 2 columns. The left column is divided into two boxes: the top for appointments and events, the bottom for 2-3 important tasks I can realistically accomplish for the day. The right column is a space for other tasks I may be able to accomplish, have thought about to complete, and random notes from the day. I use this in conjunction with my runsheet (see previous blog post). The bullets in I’m using are a mixture of old and new of the bullet journalling system by Ryder Carroll.
This is currently how the week of 21 December is looking like:
It’s currently pretty bare, but I’m sure I have a bit to do this week leading to to Christmas. I’m about to enjoy some quiet planning time with a nice cuppa before getting stuck into some stationery organisation in the spare room. I’m thinking of selling a few mixed goodie bags of stationery I’ve hoarded over the years, if anyone is interested?
AN IMPORTANT NOTE ABOUT THESE PLANNER PAGES: I’ve been asked about this planner a number of times. To answer the majority of them: this is a custom-made planner designed specifically to my needs – that is, I designed and made the pages (handwriting and all) and came up with the system. If you would like to incorporate these layouts/designs and planning system for your personal use, please ensure that you provide credit back to my blog, Pinterest or Instagram account. Please do not reproduce these layouts and planning systems and/or sell for profit. The blogging/planning community is a big one and they’re loyal to the integrity of design/system property, so please be wary and if you don’t know where you got it from, then consider not posting it at all, or at least post a comment that it’s not your work – someone out there will know who to credit. I say this on behalf of the blogging and planning community. We love to share ideas because innately we love to help people, so please return the kind gesture. Sorry to end it on a serious note, but I’m hoping the message comes across before the close of 2015, and there are more positive vibes for 2016 :)
Until the next weekly pages, how was your week of 21 December?