I’ve been talking about planners and journals for the past couple of days non-stop. Like I’m obsessed and I’m not sure why, but I’m rolling with the feelings. I’ve been a planner girl since I was like 11/12 years old, so this addiction runs deep. The need to journal is strong inside for so many people, it is no wonder they order stickers online to adorn their planners and anything else they can their hands on to lighten up the place.
This is truly one of those cases where I get it from my Mama. My mother, sister and I can wax poetically about planners for hours on end. Any Personalised Notebooks and journals out there – I want them. My family gets me and they get my stationery addiction. What is that you ask? If you fall in love with stationery in the store and must take it home with you, you might have an addiction. If you buy notebooks and journals because they are pretty, you might have an addiction. When you check your stash you find you have at least three new books that have never been used. You’ve got an addiction.
My first planner was a Franklin Covey. That used to be a big damn deal. I had that while in middle school with a really nice leather-ish case and all the accessories. I wrote about boys and what I wore to school. While I haven’t used them in years I have continued this planner life. My last two planners were Happy Planners, I loved them and their bold colors.
I’ve come to the realization that planners no longer work for me. They don’t serve my purpose like I need them to. After this revelation, I think journaling is more my speed. You know because I like to write down my thoughts, goals, and such. It is a great way to reflect on my growth.
I’m all ready to make that change. I’ve been purchasing these dope stickers that will help me keep up with life. School starts in a few more weeks and our schedule is about to get crazy hectic. LittleCuteLips is starting school this year so that means twice the homework and school activities to keep up with.
I won these Congresswoman Maxine Waters stickers from Tees in the Trap. They are the perfect fit for my journal life. Ms. Maxine is killing has become a millennial favorite. She can be found in the halls of congress giving them hell. She serves the 43rd district of California and is a lady after my own heart.
This journal life is serious business but I’m ready for it. I’ve been watching YouTube videos to get ideas on how to decorate the way I want. You can get lost in the #Journal on IG and become addicted via YouTube and Pinterest.
If you are a member of the journal tribe let me know. What kinds of creative things do you come up with? How deep is your addiction?