I have a new planner and I’m going on a trip!

My new planner

My new planner

I’ve been trying to get back into some kind of routine for months now. What I didn’t realize was that I might not be able to have a set routine anymore. While I was walking through Target the other day, I saw this monthly planner on a clearance rack. What I liked about it was that it has the month in a nice, big format. So I’m able to fit numerous things per box. I had made a calendar for use in my Genealogy Binder, but I didn’t like having to lug that binder out everyday. Since that binder also held my blog ideas list, I also had to get the binder out every time I wanted to write a blog entry. As you can tell from my sporadic updates, it hasn’t been working well for me.

My planner pulls double duty

My planner pulls double duty

The best thing about my planner is the nice big, weekly spaces. These give me the room to thoroughly explain what I am thinking about with the entry and keep adding notes on top of that. More times than not, I would have to throw away a blog idea because I didn’t remember exactly what I was going to say in it. My hope is this will help me be more consistent in my posting, no matter what’s going on in my new hectic lifestyle!

Speaking of hectic lifestyle, I’m going on a road trip. On Thursday, before the sun is up, me and my mother will be leaving for Ohio. When we get there, we’ll be picking up three of her sisters and then we’re Minnesota bound! We’re not exactly flying people (even though my father is an airplane mechanic), so road trips are how we get around.

I’ll be tweeting throughout the trip when I can. Mainly the trip is to spend time with my aunts and uncle (the Minnesota part of the trip). Who knows, maybe having my Aunts in a car for 12 hour car rides will help me get some more family stories! Maybe I should look into a voice recorder before I go. Ha!

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