In this episode, I give everyone struggling with #plannerfail permission to switch. Kidding obviously – no one needs my (or anyone’s!) permission! But I did decide to make a midyear switch after spending ~5 months in the Wonderland 222. (Which, by the way, I still think is an amazing system!)
I honestly switched because a) I got tired of writing my full daily layout basically from scratch (precipitated by getting a copy of the Day Designer and realizing how much easier a templated layout can be sometimes) and because I wanted to write a little bit bigger & use gel pens without smudging which I absolutely cannot do on Tomoe River Paper, sadly. (I’ve tried many!).
The completist in me was also slightly irked at myself for not using every layout that W222 has to offer.
SO! I am now in a Day Designer / Erin Condren system, and today I will share some pix of the EC Softbound Weekly! Guess what — their site isn’t selling any Life Planners right now, so I cannot link the actual product. However, the 2021-2022 editions are out soon and they honestly look amazing — and there are multiple size options, which is really exciting. I will link once they are available!
If you are ready to order and would like a coupon code, leave me a comment with your email (or send me an email – here) and I would be happy to send you one for $10 off!
Pic of my system, as it usually sits during the day when I am home:
The weekly spreads are, as expected, the most heavily used. I really like this hourly layout, but they also have vertical (3 boxes in classic EC style) and horizontal, all of which look quite functional. I really missed having my to do list on the left of my weekly calendar, which was always my practice in the Hobonichi as well. It seems like such a small thing, but I really prefer it.
So there you go! Cost = $35, though I got mine for $17.50 because I ordered it in March (they were 50% off!).
Other Products Mentioned:
Erin Condren Dual-Tipper Markers
Did anyone else feel the pull to switch planners mid-year? (Does April even qualify as midyear?) Happy Monday!
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