Greetings! My name is Carmen Ganning. Currently using a B6 Traveler’s notebook And a Tul letter-size discbound planner at work.
What Planner Meetup will we typically find you at?
Tell us what you plan for in your real life.
Work meetings, lunch dates, happy hours, Italian family dinners, my daughter’s weekends at grandmas, gratitude, habits and life goals. I also track wishes- like what I’m going to clean.
When did you get started planning?
I have fond memories of a special planner in my college years. It had the time blocks and space at the bottom for making lists. All my classes, tests and papers were highlighted in different colors. And I would plan out how much studying to do to prepare for my assignments. Never really followed my plans, but they looked damn impressive.
When did it dawn on you to decorate your planner.
A few years ago, I learned about bullet journaling. I started small, decorating my headers. Then I watched some videos on YouTube.
Tell us a little about your planner journey.
It’s the only reason I’m on Facebook. After a year I’m still figuring out my style. Trying to find the right mix between pretty and functional. So soothing to craft for the planner, but I want something I can use too. Have strong urges to switch planners almost once a month.
Are there any goals you’ve achieved or life projects you are proud of that you’ve tracked in your planner?
Habit trackers helped me improve my meditation habits and embrace home cooked meals over going for most meals. This helped our family save a few hundred dollars a month on food. Tracking moments of connection with my daughter helps me be more comfortable as a mom.
When do you fit planning into your busy schedule?
Sunday nights and at work on Monday mornings. Been testing a nightly review process which helps clear my mind before bed.
Tell us about your favorite Planner accessories.
Stickers and a black pen.
When you are not in the planner world, what do you do with your time?
When I’m not at work, I’m with my family or getting cocktails with friends. Love to binge on Netflix, read books about leadership and smutty novels. Learning to sew and workout.
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