Months ago, a kind listener to BLP suggested a matchmaking episode. Inspired by shows like What Should I Read Next, a BLP matchup could feature someone in search of the perfect planner, with exploration of likes/dislikes/the previous system and then several options delivered at the end.
I decided to go for it, and to start with longtime podcasting partner and friend Laura! Laura is a longtime planner (in that she definitely plans in a conscious and regular way!) but she does not actually use a planner. Rather, she’ll use any spiral notebook she can find in the Target discount aisle. I am not knocking those notebooks but I felt maybe she’d be more inspired and find more enjoyment in a more comprehensive planner system.
So, here we go!
Checkbox areas for each day
Large list areas for the week
Not TOO feminine or froufrou
No need for a lot of extra tracking pages or other bells & whistles
Generally sits on top of desk
1- Week On One Page Weekly from Whitney English
2- Leuchtturm1917 weekly planner notebook
3- Erin Condren Undated Focused Weekly
4- Custom Golden Coil Weekly (weekly layout example)
Her pick? The Whitney English! I actually bought her this planner (I wanted to!) and it arrived at her door yesterday.
Sooooo pretty! I will be excited to hear how she uses this planner.
I am up for doing this again, perhaps closer to beginning of the calendar year. So if you are in desperate need of a planner matchmaking session – let me know!
PS: Solo parenting weekend was okay! I set the bar really low which helped (NO fancy cooking or household projects and very short to do lists!). More tomorrow!
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