I’m a meticulous diary keeper and planner lover. I was that girl in high school who used different coloured pens for different subjects, and keep everything colour-coordinated, neat, and tidy.
When an ex introduced me to Moleskine diaries in 2006 it changed my life. I used a Moleskine week to a page diary for many years, and it was perfect. It had a week to a page on the left, and a lined page for ideas/notes/lists on the right. I had one year with a Filofax, but we had to break up. I used a Kikki K day to a page diary last year, and it was a great diary but it was hardback and too heavy, so I switched back to a Moleskine day to a page diary for 2016.
I’m not stoked with the Moleskine paper quality any more, it’s definitely changed since my early Moleskine days, and a few of my friends now have Erin Condren planners. So, naturally, now I’m considering an Erin Condren planner as well. I did some Instagram digging, and people sure are creative and talented with their planners!
Both images via the Erin Condren Instagram account
If I were to get one, and I’m not saying I’m at that stage yet, I would probably pick the Good to go Rose Gold LifePlanner because seriously it has a rose gold coil. I’m so used to having a day to a page layout and having a rolling to do list that I would probably prefer the vertical weekly layout option. My to do lists get pretty long! Then there’s the minefield of Etsy stores that supply stickers for the Erin Condren planners. (Seriously, check out these rose gold stickers.) It’s an absurd part of the internet that I’m not daring to delve too deeply in to until I’ve made a decision.
If you move away from the #ErinCondren tags and stick to plain and simple #PlannerAddict tags, unique and creative planner layouts like this can pop up:
I start to think that maybe my current diary and planning system is just fine and I’m the one with the problem — clearly I’m lacking some sort of creativity towards my planning routine, and maybe a fancy new planner won’t solve that.
I suppose what I’m looking for is some advice from those of you who do have Erin Condren planners or something similar to that. I’m also looking for inspiration. Show me your planners! If you have blog posts or YouTube videos about your planning routine, link them below in the comments.