I’ve been trying to get myself organized for a while now. I concluded back before the Holidays that I need a planner so that I can keep my to-do list in front of me, and so that I can write events down on the calendar before I forgot about them.
One of my greatest talents is forgetting. I went 18 months without getting my teeth cleaned because I could not remember to call the dentist to make an appointment. I went 11 months without publishing a blog post because I could never remember to go take some pictures in order to finish a post. Pathetic.
I shopped around for a planner that I liked (and could afford), and I finally found one. But then there was a problem. The pages are spendy, they’re not particularly pretty, and even though there are a lot of options for page layouts, none of them were really suited to my needs. So I looked around online for something I could just print as needed. There are tons of options out there, some free, some not. But most of them are intended for a letter-sized binder, and I did not want to be dragging something that large around with me everywhere.
Then, I remembered that I had purchased a desktop publishing program to allow me to design a catalog for my tea business. I could make exactly what I wanted, for free, and if I didn’t like it, I could just keep revising it until it worked. I like to create even more than I like to shop (and I do enjoy shopping) so this was the perfect answer.
I need something that will allow me to see my day, all of my day, at a glance. Homeschool, business, meal planning, appointments, housekeeping and laundry, and a place to jot down notes before I can forget them.
Here it is, please be kind.