She is my planner.
I carry her everywhere for the most part, and when I don’t have her with me I feel lost. As ridiculous as this may sound…it is pretty much true.
I love to plan things and have things going on in my life. I also equally love writing them down…on paper, with fun colored pens/markers. My friends often wonder and ask me why I haven’t entered the modern day world and keep my planner electronically in my phone. They usually get annoyed with the non-electronic planner when they ask me if I am available to do something and I have no idea cause I left Paula at home. The conversation (and birth of the name “Paula”) goes like this:
My friend Natalie: “We need to plan another bar crawl soon.”
Me: “Yes I agree”
Natalie: “Let’s look at a weekend in July and plan this.”
Me: “I don’t have my planner with me so we will have to wait until I get home and I can see what I have going on.”
Natalie: “Ukkk, why can’t you just bring your stupid planner with you everywhere or put stuff in your phone…it is like your planner is a real person, we should give it a name. I name it Paula.”
Me: “Well my purse is too little to carry it everywhere and I don’t like electronic calendars. Ok we will call her Paula.”
And so…Paula was officially born. Now I understand it may be annoying to my friends that I don’t carry her everywhere, but there is just something I seriously love and can’t get away from when it comes to hand-writing in my planner. I need to see what is going on for the entire week and I need it to be color coded and I love writing fun things in Paula…my electronic calendar just doesn’t satisfy my planner needs.
A typical week in Paula looks like this":
She tells me when my friend’s birthdays are, when I don’t have to work, when my boyfriend does work (he is a firefighter with a different schedule than the average person)…she tells me when my workouts are, when I have meetings, when I get paid, when my roommate is out of town…she keeps track of it all.
Maybe I am weird…I don’t know and I really don’t care. I was also one of those kids that got a little too excited to buy new school supplies, and I love office supply stores and catalogs. Anyone else out there prefer a Paula type planner as opposed to an electronic one…anyone else equally love office supplies as me…I can’t possible be alone in this, right????