so … I think I’m finally seeing a light at the end of the move tunnel, and I feel all of a sudden very hopeful for the future. As I was moving boxes from our crawl space into the garage, I came across this:
so I opened it and saw this …
I discovered Franklin planners the year before my oldest son was born and I was a dedicated customer for nine years. I felt organized and productive. I had a monthly task list and daily lists prioritized — a place to track all the details of my life. At times, I yearned for something a bit more creative — especially after I discoverd scrapbooking, but I was happy. Fast forward to 2002 — and the opportunity to create a creative planner for Simple Scrapbooks. I jumped at the chance — we couldn’t of course create something on the level of Franklin, but we could make a fun and portable calendar that would inspire our readers, help them connect to the joy in their lives and give them jumpstarts to their creativity. I decided that if we were going to build this thing — I would need to use it, and I have. I have loved it — here comes the but — but, it isn’t a Franklin and it doesn’t have the ability to track my CRAZY life the way my box of planners did.
Now, here’s where it gets really good. I just recently learned that we (Simple Scrapbooks) will not be doing the planner next year. Hadn’t really pondered my options going forward (too busy to think about it right now) and then — I remembered seeing the Memory Dock launch at CHA in January. Robin Johnson, who is a dear friend of mine has created this phenomenal line of organizational products for scrapbookers and it includes a PLANNER!!!
Fast forward again — to the day before yesterday and the day after I found my archive of nine years — I got another box in the mail and inside found this:
Can you believe it?
Now, I’ll be the first to admit that I am one lucky girl — a huge perk of my job in this industry is the fact that I’m often treated to new product. But this, beats all.
I think one of the major reasons I’m feeling a renewed sense of hope this morning (other than the fact that I’ve had my first "session" with profressional organizer Aby Garvey) is the fact that I am once again a full-fledged planner-toting woman.
I’ll keep you posted as I set up and explore my new life-tracking tool (that is so beautiful it makes me want to cry) and in the meantime, I just want to say THANKS to Robin and We R Memory Keepers (Memory Dock) for creating this for our industry — YOU ROCK!!!
I’m off to clean out the big freezer in my garage and then pack more boxes.