I am a creative person in most everything that I do!! I love to create new recipes, decorate my home and then redecorate it again and again. And who can forget….scrap-booking, tole painting, card making, any type of paper crafting, quilling, quilting and so many other wonderful outlets.
With being a wife of an Epileptic husband and a mom of an Autistic son…. my days do not always allow me the time or frame of mind to create in the above areas that I mentioned. I also work full-time and home-school our youngest…while doing that, I am also involved in support groups, and many ministries in and outside of my home. So a planner is a practical tool for me…. but also a much-needed outlet for me. But I have now learned to enjoy on a smaller scale the joy of be part of the planner community and to decorate my planner. This is an outlet that can allow me to create on days when I need to do mindless work, and a simple creative opportunity.
To some of my family and friends…they find this just plan nuts!!! I have always used a planner since my first job and the start of my career. Even back then 30 years+ ago…I would add a sticker, or doodle in it with a flower or two. I loved the look when I would open my calendar and see the art work next to the event or schedule I needed to attend.
Move forward 30+ years….and the planner community has allowed me a whole new way to create. Are you part of it? Have you been bitten by the planner bug? Does the smell of stickers and does pen ink excite you? Is going to the Dollar Tree and finding a new sickly note a highlight of your day…..well it is for me and many others. Just watching my Facebook groups with new hauls and new items from Etsy and the “DT”….is so much fun.
I will share in another blog post the breakdown of my planners and how I currently use them….but this was just a quick preview of what I like to use for my daily planner. My work schedule, my daily activities, my to-do list and other misc. dates to remember are in my Mini Happy Planner. This is a new style of planner for me this year and I am loving it!!!!!!
Here are a few pics of some of my favorite items and a picture of a before and after for both a monthly and weekly spread before the pen.
Reply below and tell me how you use your planner…..what items do you like to use in it? What is your favorite pen to use? Oh yes send pics too!!!!!
Lynn A.C. Wilson – Resume of a Mother