If you've been following along, I have recently gone through a non-posting phase. This is my attempt at accountability. You can laugh now. Oh, and I'm late on this post.
So, this post was due almost a week ago for our blog loop.
I didn’t make it. Obviously.
There’s a lot of reasons for that, but they’re merely excuses. Excuses that don’t prioritize my writing.
So, I got a new planner. I’m not done with my BuJo, though. I am…doing both. Because I don’t know what I like and what I don’t like in the new one, yet. I need to see how it works for me and whether I actually use it or if I fall off the wagon.
This is the Plot Your Work planner by CJ Ellisson. Right now, I’m having issues with religiously being all artsy (and being able to draw a straight line–even with a ruler). So, I’m hoping this will be the
perfect solution for me. If you go to the website HERE, and scroll a smidge, there’s a table to help see what edition might be best for you.
Right now, I’m working out of the Deluxe + Scene Planning version, and it’s a Beta so it’s only 6 months. This should give me time to decide if I like or I don’t like. And, to decide whether I may only need the Deluxe version–I think I’m really happy with my plotting BuJo and my process right now.
And, let’s be honest. If I think it’s going to work for me, sans plotting, I’m going to order a dated version to start 2018. I don’t need to spend time dating each week and hoping I can write legibly.
Oh, and check this out: positivity logging!!! There’s room for pretty much EVERYTHING in here. If you look at each of the owls on the page, they’re covering 6 of 9 boxes. These are for habit tracking. I use apps on my phone to track pretty much everything, but tracking that I’ve tracked is important, right? One box for water, one box for food, and one box for exercise (stop laughing…I’ll get there eventually).
Another thing I really like about PYW is the planning–we get weekly, monthly, quarterly, and yearly planning pages. These are killer for me, because I like to look at the big picture, and I think this is something that’s been missing from my BuJo.
Oh. And there’s social media planning. *blinks* We all know that if I have the ability to plan and it’s on a paper and I can check it off, I’m more likely to do it. Well, I shared my list with Paige Prince via GoogleKeep so she could see what I was up to. So, I’ve got checkboxes there, too. Yay, checkboxes!!!
But…BuJo. I love my BuJo. Bronwyn Green made covers for my Planner BuJo and my Plotting BuJo (as well as my Lesson Planner BuJo). She’s super kick-ass at them and they’re super functional. Maybe, if I decide to continue using the PYW planner, she’ll make me a cover so I can keep all my pens together, along with SotM (stickers of the month) inside.
But–I had a good day over the weekend, so I actually did some BuJo planning. This is what I came up with:
I love it, and it’s pretty basic, but I don’t think I could do this EVERY DAY. Even doing two pages made me sore. And, yeah. I’d have some inner competition and have to go all over-the-top every damn day.
Never fear, though. I’m still using Wunderlist and Google Keep for a multitude of my organizational needs.
Check out what Bronwyn posted for her monthly check-in HERE.