Not the most promising start to the year, but at least I had some cool planner pages, right?
Let’s have a review, starting with the week of New Year’s:
The left side of the page was empty in the new month, so I filled it up with pretty things and wrote myself a letter.
Week of January 4-10
Not a whole lot went on that week – it was kind of uninspired, though I did use my favorite washi tape. I’m always reluctant to use it (it’s the green one with blue and purple) because the artist doesn’t make it anymore.
This of course begs the question, what do you do when you have a lot of white space in your planner pages? If it’s a regular thing, obviously you could switch to a smaller page size; or you could do what a lot of people do and cover the entire page with stickers so there is no white space. That always seems a bit excessive to me. What I tend to do is fill the space at the end of the day or week with a few notes on what went down that day – a tiny journal, basically. Sometimes I fill the space with doodles. You could always add more pictures after the fact – it kind of depends on if you keep your pages or not. I plan to remove each month as it’s finished, but keep the pages for six or so months in case I need to look back. Since I keep track of a lot of symptoms and my memory is shit, I find those notes useful later on.
Week of January 18-24
This was the first full week theme I made and printed from scratch rather than putting it together from stuff I already had. I really like how it turned out – I’ll probably use it again later on in the year, since there were additional stickers I didn’t have room for.
Week of January
Another theme I assembled and printed. I switched to a daily self-care box this week instead of a sidebar so I could use the weekly checklist over on the left – I’m not sure I’m going to stick with it, though. Staring at that box every day just makes me feel like I’m failing at something. I don’t need any more of that in my life. I think I’ll probably get rid of the “currently” box, since it’s not really important, or shrink and move it elsewhere. We’ll see what mood I’m in when I go to do next week. I also added “money coming in” strips so I can track my weekly income; I’m in a spot where every dollar counts right now so I want to have it right in front of my face.
That’s it for this month! Here’s to a gentler February (or at least some awesome pages).Become my patron for exclusive online content and read new stories before anyone else!