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Friday, October 4, 2013

Wide Open Spaces: Leaving White Space On My Planner Pages

I love to write and doodle. I do. And I look at planner porn pages all the time, full of pretty pictures and sticky notes and beautiful...and I sigh in jealous appreciation. Seriously, many of my planner peeps are artists.

But I cannot function in cramped spaces.

I write in a fairly small handwriting and only use a compact planner (about the same size as personal in Filofax world). I write down almost everything. I rely on my planner everyday, without fail. But I need wide open, blank spaces for planning.

I guess it's how my mind works. Even on pretty busy days, I rarely exceed the space allotted.



If I feel like my thoughts, plans, and notes will exceed the space allotted, I move on to a blank page to organize things.


When I studied education (I have a M.Ed. to go with my J.D.), I learned that dyslexics and other kids with learning disabilities can use extra blank space to make sure they can understand writing. Designers often talk about the merits of not filling every bit of space in a room. Making space in my planner so that it works for me seems a logical, practical, simple step towards planner peace.

Plus, blank pages are great for doodles.


Etcetera.

1 comment:

Homemakersdaily.com said...

I love blank spaces, too.