It is a fact that is known to me and my close family and friends is that I tend to mutate every two years or so. Not for me is the tedium of learning a new skill and being content with that for ever and a day, no, no, no, that would be far to easy, me, I’m a bit of a magpie, picking up new ideas as I bob gently along in this weird old world.
I’d noticed the Erin Condren Life Planners on some of the blogs that I visit and just thought I would have a little look, as you do, only to find them at half price! And then as I wasn’t feeling on top form for a couple of weeks – which goes some way to explain my absence – I laid around the house watching you tube videos about planning and watched that rabbit hole open up right before my very feet. And so it was that I made my own front page and found this winging its way to me.
To say I have fallen deeply in love with it is I think an understatement. Of course I love my photography on the cover and my own little reminder to do what I love and do it often, but its the simple act of planning and allowing hubby who is recently retired to get a firmer hold on what we could be doing that week. We are still in the weekend/holiday habit of sitting around drinking coffee wearing our dressing gowns and to be honest one of my most favoured perfect days is a day spent pottering around wearing pyjamas for the day. While our gentile ways suit us very well in London, as the shops are open until 8 p.m. and we can wander into the centre in the afternoon and still have a full eight hours having fun before coming home, our lifestyle doesn’t lend itself so well to Warwickshire where the shops can be shutting up at 5.00 to 5.30 p.m. We need to get up and get jobs done and get out and for that we need a plan.
And the other half of this coin, well you knew it wasn’t just about planning, I could have bought a note book for that, is the community, so many Facebook groups, all people customising and sharing the fun that is the Erin Condren way of life. Since I’ve started I bought a laminator and pens and punches, stamps and inks and of course lots of lovely stickers. But I’ve also joined a Bullet Journaling group, a pen pal group and a postcard pen pal group, I do love a postcard sent to me, it’s just so much fun.
Especially when you’ve not been feeling well and don’t feel like running around. You’ll be glad to know that I am in the recovery section of this process and normal viewing will return soon.
And just so as you can have a little peek, next week before the ink, I’m a white space girl.