** Update: Winner Winner!**
Thank you to everyone who left a comment. It sounds like we are all in the same boat, organizationally at least! After plugging in the names of everyone who commented, the winner of a spot in Cara’s Practically Perfect Planner class is …
RORI!! Congratulations! I’ll be sending your information over to Cara so expect an email from her soon! See you in class!
Several weeks ago my friend (and fellow Canuck – props to the Red and White!) Cara Vincens of The Hooting Pirate, allowed me an advanced peek at her new class that starts on Monday. It’s called Practically Perfect Planners and believe me when I say that I couldn’t jump fast enough at the opportunity to learn how to make my planner work FOR me rather than against me!
I would love to tell you right now that I have found/made the perfect planner and that I am one of those ridiculously organized women that we all secretly love to hate. But that would be a big fat lie!
Currently the system I am using consists of:
– write everything you think you know is coming up on the big family calender
– keep a digital version in your phone that you randomly add to and forget to transfer to the family calendar so your husband “forgets” to take a child to a party/rehearsal/practice
– jot down To Do lists, grocery lists, chore lists, business plans, blog ideas, scrapbook layout ideas on random pieces of paper which then go into your purse to die or on the kitchen counter to be buried
– and finally, pull your hair out and spin your wheels because you just don’t know what needs to be done next.
Clearly this isn’t working!
I can’t wait for Cara’s class to begin on Monday so I can continue on the path she has started and figure out what system fits my needs the best. And I’ll tell you, for me, it’s got to be a system. One book is not going to fulfill all my needs. That was the biggest take-away from my sneak peek into her class. The planners available on the market are a One-Size-Fits-All option. But we are all made differently with different needs! Taking some time to examine those needs first helps us determine what system will work for us forever! Or until you need a new system and then you already have all the skills in place to make that change as quickly and seamlessly as possible.
Intrigued? Want to learn more? This class starts on February 9th and goes until March 22nd. Cara’s got 3 introductory videos explaining the why’s behind the class and a little more of what to expect (plus some great tips) here that should make things a little clearer for you. Also, you can listen to her discuss the class with another friend of mine, Melissa Shanhun of Digital Scrapbooking HQ, on her podcast.
And now for the GIVEAWAY portion of the post!
Want a seat in Cara’s class? Leave a comment here or on my Facebook Page post about this giveaway before midnight on Sunday February 8th and I will draw one lucky winner. Share with your friends! Friends help friends get organized, right? 🙂 If you’ve already paid for registration and you win, you will have your registration fee reimbursed.
Good luck! See you in class!!