2 listeners and a commenter alerted me to the Inamio planner. I AM OBSESSED AND CONFLICTED.
I ordered one, and it’s basically a weekly Hobonichi layout BUT ON THICK PAPER. It’s also inexpensive (under $20!), has an inoffensive black cover, and available only on amazon, from what I could tell. It does not contain daily pages, but has a solid number (30-40) of blank grid pages in the back.
It honestly may be a game changer for me, but it’s so similar to the Hobonichi layout that part of me feels it is . . . not fair. Can you copyright a planner layout?
This is the giant (8.5″ x 11″) version but there is also a smaller one which yes, I have also ordered because I feel a deep need to actually try this planner and this behemoth is not going to work (however, I am going to let the kids — maybe C this time — practice planning in it because it’s a giant playing field!).
Full review to come but OMG, I just had to share.
2- Lindsey Scribbles
YouTube planning channel with a focus on Hobonichi and other Japanese stationery? I hit subscribe. I don’t watch a lot of YouTube but when I’m stressed, channels like Amanda’s Favorites (and now this one) are lovely escapes that don’t get me all riled up the way Instagram used to (YES I remain off of that platform since November I believe? I don’t really ever want to get back on).
I watched her journaling video last night and it calmed and inspired me, though I am much more of a functional planner + less of a journaler.
3- Katie from Eternal Flame’s Weeks Setup
Okay one more. I had to fast forward this one, but loved the way she flipped the right hand side and created vertical days to mirror her outlook calendar . She created gray shading where she had meetings so she could see the structure of her week. (That said, if I was doing it I would feel compelled to label the blocks, I think — though the Weeks is quite small so it might not be as aesthetic!).
She also uses a Pigma Micron .005 which kind of blows my mind (so tiny + scratchy — I’m more of a .01 or .02 user!).
Tomorrow is Match Day for 4th year medical students headed to residency. A bittersweet day for many, a sad/hard day for some, but hopefully a positive day for the 8 soon-to-be residents on our list. As PD, it feels like unwrapping a mystery gift. I’m nervous and excited (and I actually get the ‘secret list’ today, so I will be counting down to that!!!).