I’ve loved paper products and stationary for as long as I can remember, but my obsession with planners and planning systems began in law school many, many years ago.
At the time, the planning landscape was pretty barren. Your local office supply store typically had an assortment of At-a-Glance or Dayminder planners, maybe a Franklin Covey if you were lucky. There were no Erin Condrens or Happy Planners or Ink+Volts. Bullet journaling had not yet been invented. And a beautiful dot-grid Leuchtturm or Rhodia? Forget about it.
There were no washi tapes or cute planner stickers. No planner Instagram or Etsy pages (in fact, neither of those platforms even existed back then!). If you wanted to customize your planner, your only real options were colored pens and Post-It notes.
So that’s what I used.
Now, of course, the planning world is a vast and beautiful landscape. There are quarterly, monthly, weekly, and daily planners. Planners with goal setting pages and planners without. Large planners, small planners, ring bound, wire bound, colorful, monochrome, and nearly everything in between. The pendulum has most definitely swung from too few options to too many.
The problem I faced (and the reason I started The Planner Whisperer) was figuring out how to solve the problem of too many choices. You can still walk into your local office supply store and flip through the many planners on display, but so many of the wonderful options available are only sold online, and there’s no way to try-before-you-buy. So I’ll do it for you.
I will seek out as many planning systems as I can and offer comprehensive video and photo reviews on this site, so you can get a feel for each planner before you commit to buying it.
I’ll also be featuring planning accessories, techniques, podcasts, books, Facebook groups, Instagram feeds, and any other planning-related things I can think of.
Eventually I may even move into planner/time makeovers to help readers who need to tweak (or completely overhaul) their planning systems but don’t know how.
I look forward to connecting with you and geeking out about all things planner related!