For as long as I could remember, I always wanted to be one of those people who carried around a planner. I don't know why I wanted to be one; but no matter how hard I tried and how many versions I purchased over the years, I just couldn't get in the habit of actually using one. Although maybe it also had something to do with the fact that my life pretty much consisted of nothing but long hours at work...which would make for a very depressing planner.
I don't know how many years had gone by; but I came across this post [Planner Dependence] by Melanie (Texas Freckles) , who was talking about how she keeps a Moleskine planner and I was intrigued. Being that it was close to Christmas, I asked for the XL Soft Cover 7.5" x 10" Monthly version; which I received and then quickly went out and purchased a set of colorful pens and washi tape because of course, you can never have enough office supplies.
It was helpful of course that my decision to start a planner coincided with my life actually getting busier and moving beyond the hum-drum of just work. I now needed to keep track of travel, swaps, patterns, quilt guild, works in progress, retreats, sew-ins, and of course busy work weeks, birthdays, family events, etc.
There were a few weeks when I would forget completely about my planner (old habits die hard); but as the year came to a close, I was pretty excited that I stuck with it. I'm nearly finished with year #2 (2014) and have already puchased my 2015 planner.
So, are you a planner person, or do you prefer using your hi-tech gadgets?