Julep favorites + a giveaway
I love the fresh start of January. I like thinking about the year to come, what to expect and what I hope to do.
I also have a deep, deep love for all kinds of paper goods and writing the first letter of the first word into a new yearly calendar causes mixed feelings of joy and disdain.
Joy, because I’m attempting to organize my life a little bit.
And disdain because I just “ruined” a crisp, beautiful, new planner and it’s not perfect anymore. I know, I’m weird.
I’m picky about my planners. I don’t want a lot of fuss, I want it to be small and thin, and I don’t want any unnecessary pages in there. I’m also not good at being consistent with a calendar, so with the start of each new year I hope I improve on that a little bit.
In my hours of searching for the perfect planner (and ultimately landing on this one), I thought I would share my front runners here.
What I like most about the planner I bought is that it stays closed so I can just toss it in my bag if I’m going to work somewhere outside of my office. My least favorite, albeit very minor, thing is there are a handful of asian characters scattered throughout the calendar for holidays, but it’s lacking American holidays. Is this a big deal? No, but I wouldn’t mind having American holidays in there as well. That’s just something to be aware of if you purchase this planner.
I’m also a fan of printable weekly planners in order to see what a busy week holds. Numbers four and five are downloadable print-at-home kind of calendars.
Are you a paper calendar or phone/computer calendar kind of person? I utilize both because I love getting reminders on my phone about appointments and such. I use my paper planner primarily for blog posts, deadlines, and other events.