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Old 12-05-2017, 08:16 AM
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I am in need of a planner for the new year. This will be a personal planner to help guide my goals, not a teaching planner. I am the least cutesy person I know. No interest in stickers or bullet journalling or cute flowers in the margin. Just not my thing.

I am thinking about the panda planner
https://www.amazon.com/Panda-Planner...+planner&psc=1

or the commit30 planner

http://commit30.com/product/2018-planner/

Any experience with these or other recommendations?


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Old 12-05-2017, 08:46 AM
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I love the Erin Condren one.
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Old 12-05-2017, 09:08 AM
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I loved both my Plum Paper and Erin Condren planners. I have a 20% off for EC if you want it.

The brand Mint Green is simple and inexpensive.
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Old 12-05-2017, 10:24 AM
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Thanks for the offer but Erin Condren is everything that Iím not.
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Old 12-05-2017, 11:01 AM
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I purchased a very nice Studio C planner at Walmart. It has:

-calendars for the current and next year

-bright colored plastic tabs for each month

-a different motivational statement and design on the tab page for each month

-a section for special dates/birthdays, "My Goals," and "Don't Forget!" on the reverse side of the tab page

-blank lined facing page

-a 2 page monthly calendar to log appointments

-a series of pages with every day/date per month (4 days per page) with lines for journaling

-a blank lined last page in the tabbed month to make notes (similar to the blank lines facing page I listed earlier)

I'm very pleased with it and hope to find one next year. (I still use an academic July-June planner. It's just how I think after 40 years in education even though I'm now retired! )

I am pretty sure they have just the standard January-December style as well.

The spiral planner measures 6x8 inches.


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Old 12-05-2017, 12:08 PM
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I am the least cutesy person I know. No interest in stickers or bullet journalling
What I know about bullet journaling is that it's for the least cutesy among us. I use the method, and I have no stickers or drawings or even nice handwriting. It is literally just a list of things I have to do and I cross them out as I do them.

http://bulletjournal.com/

The videos here make it look like it has to be neat and precise, but it so does not if my planner is anything to go by! The thing I like about it is that I can not use it for weeks on end and then just pick up without wasting paper. I hate preprinted planners because I end up with totally blank weeks and months from not using it.
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Old 12-05-2017, 02:28 PM
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I like that Panda Planner, so I put it in my Amazon basket. I do wish they had it available in other colors besides black. (I am a bit cutsey, cutsie, colorful, whatever.) The only problem is that I'd have to reflect a lot and I'd rather just float through life now that I'm retired. If I skipped those sections, I'd feel like I'm not efficient and I'm all about making myself feel good. Of course, I could continue to make lists on the back of envelopes and save the money.

I used to have just a plain notebook that I used to make lists when I went back to college. It was very helpful, so I know I'd use the planner.

The other ones that were mentioned don't really show what the page looks like.

Thanks for posting. If you come across another one, post it here. I've got a bit of time before I buy one. It's on my list of things to do which is written on an envelope somewhere around here.
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Old 12-05-2017, 02:54 PM
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Erin Condren looks great to me.
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Old 12-05-2017, 05:37 PM
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Before I retired, I used a bullet journal in the minimalist way mentioned in the video.
What I like about the bullet journal is that I can tailor it to suit myself. I don't like pages in my journal that someone else has decided I need to have and I find there's a lot of wasted space in the pre-done planners. My first bullet journal was a lined notebook with the date and a list of things I wanted done that day.

Now that I'm retired, I still use my bullet journal but it's now festooned with drawings, stickers, fancy layouts and whatever else strikes my fancy.
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