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Thoughts on planners, part 1

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Disclaimer: I really don’t have anything to say today.  What originally was going to be a post about “are lists and calendars actually making us unproductive,” became an ode to planners.  And I could go on for days like that.  As I don’t want this to be a ridiculously long, OCD post about planners, I’ll break this into a two-parter.

Here is today’s offering:

I am very Type A.  I have no problem admitting that I like everything to be neat and orderly and that when something does not go as planned, I have a low-grade soap opera moment.  Plans are good things, in my mind.  That’s probably why I have a color-coded Google calendar, synched to my BlackBerry, a hanging Post-It weekly calendar that is highlighted with different colors for different deadlines, and a planner that comes everywhere with me.

Don’t get me started on planner-buying criteria.  Ask anyone who knows me, I love December simply because that means I get to buy a new planner (or fresh refills for this one, which is like a war-buddy of mine at this point) and I spend all of the month walking down aisles in Target, OfficeMax, Barnes and Noble, etc, doing planner-buying research.  Yes, I have dragged friends kicking and screaming down the planner aisle saying, “But maybe they have something new that I didn’t see yesterday!”  It’s a long and involved process that goes on like that ad nauseum for the entirety of the month.

That’s not to say I’m not a fun person; get a few drinks in me and I’ll be on stage with the cover band at Saloon singing along.


Author: Angelica Ross

Coffee addict, Post-It aficionado, Sharpie fanatic. I live and work in Pittsburgh, pin lots of recipes I'll never make, and I love the Oxford comma. Sometimes I write about advertising, other times I write about general life happenings; no matter what, I always try to entertain.

One thought on “Thoughts on planners, part 1

  1. Pingback: Thoughts on planners, part 2, or: my life is too scheduled « moda vivendi

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