In one month, I start law school. This means that everything in my life, including this blog, is going through some changes (don’t worry, posting will remain as infrequent as ever, ha). I’m moving from a duplex to a room, from a small town to a mid-sized city, from a nine to five to the grueling schedule of an L1. It’s going to be a different life.
So I got a new planner.
I love planners. I love writing everything down in neat boxes and pretending that the color coding will stave off the chaos of life. I like keeping relevant information in a central place. I like feeling in control of my life.
My go-to planner is the Passion Planner, calendar year, compact size. It took me years to find a planner that met all of my needs, and the Passion Planner is it–it features both month and week views, days are divided into half hour increments from 6:00 am to 11:00 pm, there is space for task lists and notes, and the entire planner is focused around goal setting and achievement. It is the best planner I have ever used.
But a calendar year, compact planner is not going to cut it during my first year of law school. It’s time to bring out the big guns. So I ordered an academic Passion Planner in the classic size (8.5″x11″). Same great organization, more room to plug in my syllabi.
My new planner arrived yesterday, and I spent two hours in a cafe with the planner and my multi-colored pens and highlighters. I may be nervous about law school, but my planner is ready.