For the past almost 9 weeks I have been updating you on my accident, PT, and things that are going on in my life. One of the things that I have been working on is getting my planners set up for the upcoming year. Those of you that know me well, know that one thing that I love is paper, pens, stickers, and planners. My life is so busy and crazy that If it was not for me keeping organized then I would be lost.
I have had many planners in the past both paper and digital. I still use my ical in my phone to share calendars with my home team, that way everyone is on the same page, but nothing makes me happier than to open my planner book and see my whole month or my whole week.
When it comes to my school life I have to keep track of lectures, rooms, readings, due dates, lab, exams and study group. I make sure that my school planner is separate from my life planner. I can detail everything that I need and have all my needs in one spot.
Now, I know what your thinking. I must have so many other important things running through my mind I could be working on other than planners? Well, you see doing this and prepping for the fall now, gives me a sense of organization during a very heck tick time in my life and it distracts me from life. I am able to look at the future that is blank and new and dream about how wonderful it’s going to be.
I was blessed to be given just the planners that I need to keep my life together and organized. The Plum Paper Designs from Etsy is my planner of choice. I have the student planner and the family planner.
I have not been paid in any way to give this information, review or link to the company. I simply love the product that they offer. The customer service is wonderful. They will work with you to correct any errors right away. The staff that I have spoken with is always so wonderful to deal with.
- School planner (Student Planner)
- to be an organized nursing student you need to have the right tools
- working full time during + full-time school = must stay organized
- lecture, clinical, projects, due dates, NCLEX prep, meetings, study groups
- Everyday planner (Family Planner)
- work, appointments, reminders, blog
- LIFE in general
I really like the Plum Paper Designs planners because the paper is thicker so pens do not bleed through. You can use Sharpie pens, regular ball point or gel pens. The cover is made of thicker card stock that you can customize with your name. You can pick from 4 different layouts. You can choose 6 months, 1 years, or 18 months. The planners are completely customizable. You pick what month they start and what add-ons you want. They have everything for the home business owner, party planner, blogger, teacher to home management.
The Family Planner has spots for up to 7 custom labels. You can add the names of your children, spouse, or reminder, work, school… wine time. You get to pick your labels for how your life will be organized. You can also leave them blank.
The Student Planner has places to customize 7 blocks for the names of your classes or you can leave them blank. I choose to leave my slots blank so I could use them for different things depending on the month. I am lucky to know how my final term will be laid out, so I am able to prep my planner now. (idle hands…) Originally this planner was to be used for my first year as a new grad and my BSN program. I am simply able to use it for my final, final, FINAL term of school.
Each planner has thick card stock dividers labeled with the month that is printed on both sides of the tab and laminated. This page also gives you a “monthly highlights” with 3 goal areas. plus a spot for Birthdays, things to remember and events. the next page is a blank page that says notes. You can use it for whatever you want. I choose to use this “notes” page for inspirational quotes, doodles, and just a little area for fun. I use washi tape and stickers to add color.
This is my family planner. You can see the Notes page (right page) I use for inspiration, poems. Each month is different.
This is my school planner. You can see the Notes page (right page) I use for inspiration for school. “Study Hard”, You can do this” Some of the notes pages in my planner will hold some well wishes and encouragement from my team.