As a sun in Virgo soul, I cannot help but analyze everything I do, and my planning hobby is no exception. I can easily understand why I have the planners and the journals; they help me get organized and sort out my thoughts. But my tickled-pink excitement over a new Happy Planner Sticker Value Pack can stump me.
But then this week I remembered a study I had read about once. It was trying to figure out how to get girls more interested in engineering as a career path. A key result it found was that girls need stories about what they are building in order to make it feel real to them, so that they can connect with it.
What is planning if not “personal/family engineering?” And what are Happy Planner Sticker Value Packs if not a well spring of story we can illustrate our lives with?
I think that decorative planning allows us to weave the different parts of our minds into one functional whole. It helps us infuse the logistics of our lives with the visuals that we connect with, thereby making them feel real to us.
I used to plan with just pen and paper, and it worked okay. But bringing in the stickers and all of the beautiful design elements of The Happy Planner did something even more. It elevated the entire process into something three-dimensional. I can see and understand my life better now than ever before.
My Happy Planner is more than just my plans, it is the story of my life.
Whitney Till, a.k.a., The Freckled Planner