Hello planner ladies! My name is Erika and I am a planner. I bought my first official planner back in 1990 when I started my first year of college, and each year I bought a school agenda to keep track of my assignments and appointments. In 1998 when I started my first full-time job, I learned about Franklin planners and transitioned to ringed planning. As a tech person, when personal digital assistants came out I eagerly switched to them to stay organized. However, it didn’t really work for me. Appointments would disappear and I just didn’t feel organized. Then in January of 2015 I saw the Kickstarter for Passion planner, and decided to go back to paper planning. That led to learning about Erin Condren and falling down the planner rabbit hole.
Since then I have learned about many other planners and have developed a system to stay organized. I currently use an Erin Condren luxe monthly planner in the vertical, colorful format for record and memory keeping, a Foxy Fix traveler’s notebook with inserts for on the go planning and brain dumps, a Personal Planner for work as an Adjunct Assistant Professor, and a deluxe monthly Erin Condren for financial planning. This brought me to what I like to call Extreme Planning; decorating and planning at the same time. It allows me to express my creativity, provides stress relief, and keeps me organized.