A few years ago I watched a YouTube video by Belinda Selene. She was planning her week in a day planner. She used washi tape, stickers and stamps to plan the week. At first I was confused as to what she was doing with all the stickers and stuff. However, I could not stop watching the video. I went through her channel and watched all her “plan with me” videos. It was so calming and relaxing. I began to watch other “plan with me” videos, they had the same effect. I thought to myself, “If they are this calming to watch, what would happen if I planned this way?”
I have always been a huge fan of planners, so I didn’t have to go out and buy one. That year I had two. I started off just using stickers. It was wonderful planning this way. It was calming, relaxing and a huge way to dump my brain. I became hooked. But because I was 39 years old, I kept my planning a secret. I didn’t tell my best friends or anyone else. I felt I was too old to enjoy this so much.
As my current job got more stressful, the more I planned. I added a few more planners, using each for a different task. But essentially the same reason; to de-stress!!
I started seeing Instagram pages, blogs and YouTube channels by women my age or older. There are hundreds of women with this hobby. This year I stared to share my creations. I created a separate Instagram page called @tracy_has_a_plan. The love and support of the planner community is like non-other. I love being apart of this and am ashamed it took me so long to open up.
This was just a little post to tell you that living life out loud is the only way to live!!