It’s here. Guys, it’s here. I am so stinkin’ excited for my 2016 Simplified Planner by Emily Ley! It’s even better than it’s 2015 counterpart, even though that’s barely possible because its predecessor was already pretty darn perfect. Here’s why.
First of all, I typically spend months (yes, you heard me right – months) attempting to find the perfect planner. In 2014, I found it. I’m not even sure how, but I stumbled upon Emily Ley’s site and immediately fell in love with her work.
It’s almost ironic, some would say, that for working in social media and all of my work being totally digital, I’m strangely analog. My to do lists are written down in various Rifle Paper Co. notebooks and of course, I still use my planner on the daily.
Let’s get to the goods.
The Simplified Planner is. a. boss. It’s perfectly organized to include everything you might need. Okay, I get that planners are totally personal preference, but you’re here so I’m going to give you mine.
Emily’s planner starts off with year at a glance, a 2016 bucket list, and a list of holidays. From there, we jump right into January, with a section on the left for notes. Personally, I use this as a key for all the different colored pens I use. Next, the week separated by day. You have your day listed out by the hour, with room for a to do list, a section for dinner plans, and another spot for notes.
Each day as an inspirational quote, which at first I didn’t read. But now I really look forward to reading each one. They’re simple, short, and impactful. I’ll give you a sneak peek – the quote for my birthday next year is –
“Find something you’re passionate about and keep tremendously interested in it” – Julia Child
Don’t you just love it? I do! I lucked out with that one, for sure. You go Julia Child.
For each weekend, you have room to write a happy memory from the week and then prep for the week ahead. Not to shabby, eh?
Overall, Emily Ley is a genius. She’s managing a business, mama to three, and totally rocking it all. I have to say, she’s quite the inspiration.
So tell me – what planner are you picking up for 2016? Have I convinced you to check out the Simplified Planner?