I am one of those Planner Girls, that are all over social media. Though I have had a planner since the fall of 1997. I was hooked even back then. I have fallen off the planning train a few times, I have been firmly back on the train since around 2013. Then I found out about Pretty Planning in 2015 there has been no going back. In 2016 I found about Planning Facebook Groups and it has been a wild ride since then. I have tried all most sizes of ring bound and just a couple of travelers notebooks. I like A5 ringed planners, I can’t do any other size in ringed planners. I tried to love TN’s for planning, I have a lot of B6 covers (my personal favorite size). I just prefer them for notebooks and not planning. Since 2016 I have used an Erin Condren Life Planner as my everyday planner. I just love the size and the coil, the problem with ring bound planners for me is that I can customize it to death. And then the actual planning gets lost, don’t get me wrong. I decorate my erin condren but I can’t keep adding and adding. I know there are coil clips, I have some but I mean it isn’t like a ring bound planner. Which is like here is a blank canvas go to town and then sometimes I forget that it is supposed to be a planner. I guess this long winded post is to say, I have decided to stop cluttering up my main Instagram feed with all my planner stuff (lets be honest if I posted about it as much as I wanted to it would be a lot) to say I started an planner Instagram. I am not alone this planner Instagram is a thing. If you would like to follow my planner madness, I am AwkwardPlans.
As most of you know my hobby is my planners, yes I said planners. I am a nerd what can I say. It makes me happy, and a place to release creative energy. Well along with my planner I have a planner pouch filled with accessories.
This pouch is from Forever 21 (link is directly to the product) and is actually a make up brush holder. I just repurposed it to suit my needs. It is made from pleather and has held up really well I carry it in my purse all the time and have since purchasing it in March.
I carry a ton of stuff in it and yes I have used this out in public, again I reiterate I am a nerd. I enjoy having it with me if I need stuff. No I don’t have any problems zipping it. It holds everything like a champ.
I am a planner girl, I have had paper planners since junior high. Recently I have gotten into decorating my planner and I love doing that. It helps me to be creative. Part of my self care is supposed to be crafting and in this season of life this kinda feels that void. I have been using a personal sized Filofax malden in purple. I had a pocket sized planner previously and I sold it thinking it was too small. Well I really missed the easy of carrying around it in my purse. The personal sized really limited what size purse I could carry. So I went on a hunt on ebay and found a pocket sized planner for cheap. So I decided to store my personal sized planner. Before I moved out of it I decided to film a video of my current set up. Which I have embedded below. Are any of you planner people?