I have a confession, I love me some paper. I love patterned papers, fancy greeting cards with 3D embellishments, thick writing paper with a good pen, card stock, a pretty planner, notebooks, gel pens… You name it! I know I am not alone, if the office supply fan clubs out there are any evidence, there are zillions of you just like me. I love it. Do I know how to use it? I’m hopeless.
I love to carry around a gorgeous planner that is completely devoid of any actual plans or organization. I just freeze up! Maybe you’re me too- you go through a phase where you’re going to get yourself organized, start tracking your calories or water or workouts or whatever and plan ahead for some things you want to do in the next seven days. Maybe you’ll even fill out a 12 month calendar with all the key dates, birthdays and anniversaries of people whose wedding you were in a zillion years ago. And you get your planner looking just right and… it sits in your bag, or under some stuff on your desk.
The truth is, I have never been able to reach what some people call “planner peace”. I haven’t been able to find the exact layout that I want that doesn’t have something weird printed on it or come in an oddly sized notebook. And I haven’t been able to find the exact system that includes not just my scheduling stuff, but maybe keeps track of passwords or work items that are separate from home or a list of the kids favorite You Tube videos. I can’t draw a straight line or do any sort of hand lettering, so a bullet journal is just going to be a bunch of chicken scratch I later won’t be able to read.
I’ve tried so many things- Happy Planner, Erin Condren, Plum Paper, free and paid for printable planners. I’ve used them all, maybe even for a couple months in a row, but I haven’t been able to stick with any one type- there is always something lacking, right? I finally stumbled upon this brilliant woman online, who sells tons and tons of different planner pages you can print out in whatever order you like and put into whatever planner you like. Except. Ugh! There is always something not exactly right about all of her printables. Or there is a goofy looking clip art on there that is just sort of a buzzkill for my snobby paper-loving tastes. So forget it, I decided to just do it myself (because if you want something done right, you should complain about it for a few years and then begrudgingly just handle it).
And so I present to you, the first in a series of printable things to help you get your shi*t together…
The Daily Docket Planner Page
It’s yours totally free when you sign up for my mailing list. I hope you love it just as much as I do, and it helps you get closer to planner peace. Oh and stick around, I have more where that came from!