There is a lively discussion going on in the Giftie Etcetera Facebook group about whether planners should be nicely decorated or messy.
There is nothing wrong with a decorated planner, in my opinion, UNLESS it makes you scared or reluctant to actually plan.
For example, I am dealing with my oral surgery emergency (see yesterday's post for the grim details) by taking random notes on sticky post-its. It would be silly to recopy these temporary notes.
I also had to scratch out and reschedule work hours for this week. Yes, I have erasable ink, but in this case, I want a record of the hours that I rescheduled so that I can make them up.
While all this drama was going on, my husband asked me to pull our tax documents. I jotted a quick note on my weekly task list. There wasn't really room for it, but I'm struggling with some major dental pain here!
I also had to jot down timesheet entries. Again, barely functional because my tooth FELL OUT INTO MY HAND.
It's all fine. The information is present and where it is most needed.
Even as a person who puts pictures of her planner on-line, I'm proud of them, not because they are pretty, but because they are real and useful!
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