You may recall that I had started using a bullet journal a while ago, but I found that having to create everything from scratch — while incredibly freeing and super creative! — was keeping me from actually using it. It became more an art project and less a planning-and-organization tool. But I loved many things about my bullet journal: the ability to keep various lists, logs, and trackers; the lovely thick pages and soft cover; and even the dot grid! (I was sure I wouldn’t like the lack of straight lines when I started using it, but soon fell in love with being imperfect.)
Thus began the Great Planner Hunt once again. I think I looked at every planner available on Amazon or pinned on Pinterest while trying to find one that really clicked for me.
I’ve got a good feeling about the one I decided on, after some trial and error. It’s the Purpose Planner from Roterunner, the Teal Soft Cover, to be specific. (To be even more specific, this is not a sponsored post. I just really like this planner.)
Why do I like it? Let me count the ways.
- It’s pretty! It has nice thick pages and two ribbon bookmarks and an elastic to keep it closed.
The planner starts with a Roles & Goals six-month planning section. I overlooked it at first, but I spent part of January 1st filling it out and it really helped me focus on what I want this year to be.
It has monthly calendars and weekly spreads built right in. As a failed bullet journaler, this is BIG.
The monthly pages include a Goals & Actions section and a guided Monthly Reflection.
The weekly spread includes a habit tracker, sleep tracker, and fitness tracker, as well as all sorts of other cool sections.
After every weekly section, there is a two-page dot-grid blank layout, and there are another 38 blank dot-grid pages in the back. I can still have all the bullet journal-style layouts I want!
But how will I keep track of what I do with those blank pages? Well, the pages are numbered, and there is a blank Index in the front. I’m good to go.
You can go to the website to learn more, but here’s a little look at the different sections:
Is it a perfect planner? No. It is spendy, for a planner that only covers six months at a time. The monthly calendars start with Monday (which I love, because I like to see Saturday and Sunday together, but it takes some getting used to), and in order to fit as much as they show in the sample photos, you’d need a very fine-tip pen and the ability to write in Eyestrain-o-Vision. But I’m still psyched. I’ll check back and let you know how it goes!
xo – Lori