Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Writing in 2012?

Hey everybody! Are you starting to fill in your 2012 planner yet?

I know many of us who are on an academic year schedule are filling in the school year in our 2012 calendars. I like being able to plan the entire year so I write in school breaks as soon as I know them.

I like to write in my new planner(s) as soon as I can. I love filling in dates in a new planner! As soon as I know any events they get written in, and annually-recurring dates like birthdays and anniversaries go straight into my new planner.

As I wrote in my previous post, this sometimes comes around to bite me when plans change!

Do you fill in dates in next year's planner as soon as you can? Or do you wait until the year starts?

12 comments:

  1. I always write in Birthdays! But i end up having really awful writing and regretting it then everything else being tidy :-( i also never know where to write them :-(

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  2. I would love to write everything in already, but I don't know my uni timetable for next year yet, or any details about my course!! grrrr...

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  3. i usually have my new pages by june or july, and i write stuff in as soon as i know about it. the caveat of course being that things change. this used to cause me great OCD angst, as i'd have white out in my planner before the new year even got going : (

    now with frixion pens (i know these aren't archival so you don't care for them laurie) i don't have to worry about making changes!

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  4. I always pre-fill my planner's with my reoccuring events and it has also gotten me in trouble when I think, oh I shouldn't have done that so I can return this. I just got back on the planner pad and am so content. I am still sort of eye-balling your Women's Success Planner though. I am curious about the fact that it's separate books rather than a full year. Do you mind that the year is quartered off? I also just came across Erin Condren planners, have you used or seen them before?

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  5. I don't know what planner I will be using in 2012, so I haven't had a chance to write anything down yet! ;)

    Usually I don't write anything in the new planner until I actually start using it. But I always put birthdays and anniversaries in. When I was in college I would put all the due dates and assignments from the syllabus in as soon as I received a syllabus - and I always ended up having to change things as the due dates changed.. but hey. :)

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  6. Mami China, I'm also wondering if I will mind that the WSP books are only 3 months at a time. It could be an issue if I need to look up a past event while I'm out and about.

    Several people have sent me the link to the Erin Condren planners but I've never tried them. They look really nice though!

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  7. I am already using the 2012 pages in my Filofax. Adding in dates, events etc. However, I just went to buy a Moleskine 2012 planner as well and discovered they don't go on sale until Mid-September. What's the point in that?! I need one now!!!

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  8. Still no sight of non-acadmic 2012 QV planners in Toronto... Not even on any websites :/

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  9. Thanks for the nudge, Laurie, to order my Filo inserts for 2012. I had been meaning to do so, but kept letting it slide. Gonna do that tonight!

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  10. Millie if you are in the US the Moleskine 2012 planners are available on Amazon.com and on Moleskineus.com. If you are in the UK there are a few Moleskine planners on ThePaperie.co.uk.

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  11. Thebookdepository.co.uk (or was it .com?) also has cheap Moleskines with free Worldwide shipping!

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  12. Usually I buy next year's refills in July. This year, I have yet to buy them. Originally I was waiting for the 2PPD inserts to become available. Now that I've switched formats, I'm just waiting to make sure it's what I want before buying. A local retailer won't have the refills until the end of the month, so I may wait until then to save myself the cost of shipping from Filofax.

    Whenever I do get the refills, I fill in birthdays and anniversaries and holidays/days the library is closed. (For some reason the US Filofax inserts don't have every holiday written in - for example, I never seen Halloween listed, probably because it's not an official holiday, but it's a big American tradition, so why would they not include it?) I also switch out the previous year's first half with the new year's first half so I'd have a July - June situation going until January, when I'll switch to January to December.

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