I had a Heidi Swapp planner gathering dust in my studio, so I decided I'd start with that. Eagerly, I filled in the dates for January and began jotting down appointments, due dates, birthdays, and more. I dutifully carried this planner with me for more than a week before I realized that I absolutely hated it. The rings were too big and got in my way when I wrote. The planner was too bulky in my school bag. And the pages felt too big, too empty to use as 'only' a calendar. It's cute, but it doesn't work for me. I think I might use it for some other project in the future but not as my calendar/planner for daily use.
What could I do? I could renew a kit club membership or order TN-sized calendar inserts. I could go back to a digital calendar. I could print my own calendar insert. I could abandon the TN style altogether and just buy a smallish planner at Target. Let me tell you; I was torn about my options.
Ultimately I decided to buy the Jane Davenport TN cover at Michael's along with some of her pocket inserts, washi tape, and elastic bands. My plan is to try printing my own TN sized calendar from a free internet source, but I'm willing to order the 'official' calendar inserts if I don't like the homemade version. I think I'll like that size betterment, and the cover print makes me inordinately happy.
So, how are you keeping track of your calendar and/or to-do list? What works/doesn't work for you and why? Surely, I can't be the only one who struggles with planner commitment.