As most of you guys know I finally got my hands on one of Whitney English’s Day Designers! I decided over the summer that it was well worth its price tag, and that it would be a worthwhile investment for my senior year. So, in July I finally followed through and ordered one of the August ’13 – August ’14 books, and began impatiently waiting for it to arrive.
Once I got it, I fell even more in love with it. It’s so carefully designed that the OCD in me almost squealed when I saw how perfectly everything was laid out. However, that’s not the only thing that I love about this planner:
one: the large one day focused pages are truly genius. I love how cute Lilly Pulitzer planners (and the many others’ laid out like those) are, but a few lines are just not enough for each day, especially when balancing work with school. I particularly love that I can fill in my class schedule (which I do on a weekly basis so if I don’t have class one day I don’t have to scratch it out) and easily see how much time I have the rest of the day for client work as well as errands.
two: the ‘today’s top three’ section helps me see what’s most important on my to do list to get done that day. I don’t always fill it in, but when I have a longer to do list, I put the most important three in this section. Most of the time it’s homework and client work that’s due within the next few days. It helps me make sure I’m getting the most important things done on my list, and not procrastinating.
three: the worksheets in the front of the book are truly pivotal in helping you work on ideas and plans for your creative business as well as personal life. It took me several weeks to fill these sheets out, but when I started working on the goals for my business, it really helped me see how I needed to start working towards my goal of working equally with small business as well as bloggers when I graduate next year.
One thing that I was a little worried about before purchasing was how big it was. In photos you can’t really tell how tall or how thick it is, but when I got it I was actually surprised at how much smaller it was than I had thought. It’s the perfect size to have enough room on the pages and still be a planner you can carry around in your bag!
I would totally recommend this to everyone, especially creative entrepreneurs. If you have trouble planning your day or staying on task, the day to day pages are really going to transform the way you work! You can grab your own here.
*Note: In the first picture you can see my colored tabs. I was super hesitant to add these because I felt like the planner was perfect as it was, but I decided to add these to help make it easier to find and flip to each month. I also added a small tab at the bottom of the page, which I move every two days to help hold the page I’m on.