5 on a Friday: November Edition

November 4, 2022

1- US Readers: Here’s your weekly reminder to VOTE! Do it early if you still can, or identify a specific time slot for next Tuesday and put it in your planner 🙂 I mailed mine in (and got confirmation that it was counted, yay!).

2- Just finished the book below. LOVE this series:

Monk and Robot #2 by Becky Chambers. So peaceful and enjoyable!

3- Amanda’s Favorites released her 2023 Top 5 Daily Planners video! (SEE? This is how we know it’s Quintile 5). Some great and lesser known choices in there!

4- Annabel told me I could share this:

She and 2 friends are starting a business at school to sell rainbow loom bracelets at the school’s Thanksgiving Feast event for charity (cause TBD, apparently). This checklist appeared on her wall and I was like . . . well, clearly I’ve had an influence. Hopefully it’s a good one!

5- BLPA is close to sold out!! I am absolutely thrilled and very excited about the response! I am keeping the first cohort on the smaller side as I want to make sure each registrant gets personal attention and the whole thing is so new. I toyed with opening up a second time slot (5 pm EST seems like it might be a popular option) but — I think that will have to wait for the spring session.

All that said, if you are interested in registering for this first cohort – I would try to do it ASAP (info/link is in the November newsletter – if you are dying for the link but having trouble, you can email me)! I will work on building a waitlist function so that others who are very interested will get first access to the spring session (tentatively April – June with registration to open in Feb).

(AND, I was up late at night ruminating about a LIVE summer version – so stay tuned for that! Any conference planning readers who have suggestions, I’d love to hear them!)


  • Reply Elisabeth November 4, 2022 at 8:46 am

    My Sprouted Planner arrived yesterday! I might consider something else next year – getting it to Canada from the US is an extra hassle and ends up being $$$ (the duty cost as much as the planner!)…and the weekly is quite a bit thicker this year as she has changed the dimensions, the paper is thicker, and there are extra blank pages – which I love in theory, but it’s just much thicker than I was expecting!I LOVED the profile of the 2022 Sprouted, but feel like the jury might be out on 2023?
    Stay tuned!

    What awesome news about BLPA. You’ve hit the ground running and it’s thrilling to follow along!

    • Reply Sarah Hart-Unger November 4, 2022 at 9:42 am

      Oh wow! To me thicker paper would be a plus but of course it will impact portability esp for a daily. Do you usually carry it around?

  • Reply Beth November 4, 2022 at 11:49 am

    I voted via mail in ballot this year and it was so awesome! My state sends every voter a mail-in ballot. In my old state, you had to request it. I really liked voting via mail because I was able to research the candidates and various amendments/propositions.

  • Reply Sidra November 4, 2022 at 1:12 pm

    I can’t believe I just signed up for BLPA

    • Reply Sarah Hart-Unger November 4, 2022 at 3:40 pm

      Very happy to have you!!!!

      • Reply Sarah Hart-Unger November 4, 2022 at 3:40 pm

        You got the second to last spot!

  • Reply Lisa of Lisa’s Yarns November 4, 2022 at 5:29 pm

    I voted 2 weeks ago at an in person absentee voter location. It was so slick! I’m traveling for work next week over the election so had to vote early. But it was so easy I might always do that.

    That is awesome that your registration is almost full! Go SHU!!!

    • Reply Sarah Hart-Unger November 4, 2022 at 7:40 pm

      Full now! I am super excited too.

  • Reply Sophie November 4, 2022 at 9:05 pm

    That’s so great about BLPA! Congrats on being sold out so soon. Can’t wait to hear how the first cohort goes. If you offer a 5pm EST slot next time I’m in! That would be 7am AEST which is perfect for me 🙂

  • Reply Lindsay November 4, 2022 at 9:26 pm

    Yay! Congrats on selling out so quickly! I wasn’t quite ready for it at this time, but I would LOVE a live option/retreat – PLEEEEAAAASSE do it!

  • Reply Nicole November 7, 2022 at 7:33 am

    If anyone can plan a live BLPA …it is you SHU! St Pete is a great option :0)

    • Reply Nicole November 7, 2022 at 7:38 am

      Ok, maybe St Pete is more of fall location, but you will a great response to a live event no matter the location!

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