I’ve always loved stationary. When I was a little girl, I remember the sheer joy of having a new pencil case. If we went out for the day, I would choose a new pencil or eraser from the gift shop and I suppose this love had spilled into my adult life.
I love gel pens and sharpies and cute stickers.
At the beginning of the year, I like getting a new diary but this year I decided to get a planner. I figured it would save me money in the long run as I would only have to buy new inserts each year rather than expensive diaries.
I picked up a lovely floral Filofax in the sale at TK Max.
Then something happened.
I discovered, in my search for other planner inserts, the whole phenomenon that is personal planning.
Search on Instagram for #plannerporn, #planneraddict or #plannerlove and my word, you will be amazed (I got ecited when the top right photo searched was my attempt at DIY paperclips).
Not only is there a whole movement of people, like Emma, Kelly and now me, in love with planning their lives but there is also a community of planners who share their cute stationary finds and even set up their own Etsy stores to sell their beautiful planner supplies to like-minded people.
There are loads of bloggers writing about what they’ve bought, how they use their planners and what beautiful accessories they attach.
For the last few Saturday nights, my #pramporn and quest to watch beauty and make-up tutorials has been replaced with #plannerporn. There may have been a visit to the Paperchase website after a glass or two of wine which was a joy and a mistake all rolled into one.
There are so many things to consider-size, what you’ll use it for and, my favourite-which accessories you will decorate your planner with.
I have a little confession though. The love of my planner is so great at the moment that I can hardly bring myself to write in it.
If you haven’t heard of this planner craze, I can only apologise. It is addictive and I cannot be held responsible for any planner-habits which ensue from reading this post.