Last month I did flip-gram thing for a flip through of March’s journal insert (I skipped showing anyone April, lol-it was a bit of a hot mess). So this month I have started a YouTube channel which means…drumroll please…I’ll be doing a proper flip through of my journal inserts from now on!
I’m a member of a truly fantastic group on Facebook called Planners With Manners. It was started by some lovely ladies that were tired of negativity in other groups they belonged to, and decided it was time for a place of uplifting and positivity. The group is a place I love checking in on daily and seeing amazing pictures of other’s planners, and sharing recommendations, and cheering each other on.
One of the girls volunteered to host a monthly swap of planner goodies. If you’ve done a swap before it’s basically the same thing as anywhere else. You fill out a form, leaving your name, address, comments, etc. and then you are matched with an amazing human who has the same interest as you and you swap some goodies. The guideline was 8 to 10 items I believe, I think we both went over that for this one.
I got an amazing partner who started planning around the same time as me. Which I thought was super exciting. We had a lot in common when it came to our styles when planning in traveler’s notebooks, so it made gathering up goodies all the more fun.
I feel so spoiled with what she sent me. I love it all!! In fact I’ve bits from almost all of it, except for the string, which I plan on making a tassel out of. I’m so thankful for this swap, which has lead to meeting such an amazing planner friend. This was the perfect way to start off the swap, and I’m really looking forward to next month’s swap and meeting even more planner friends!
Earlier this week I passed 300 followers on my Planner dedicated instagram. I know this isn’t like a huge amount of people in the grand scheme of things, but to me, it’s mind blowing. I honestly thought I wouldn’t even get more than like 50 or so, I in no way am a social network guru. So to everyone who has followed, liked, commented, etc. THANK YOU. It really means the world to me.
I started planning in October because I was having really severe anxiety attacks, and feeling very overwhelmed with what was going on in my life. I don’t really talk about my anxiety because I’m a pretty private person, but planning and becoming part of the planning community has helped me so much. I’m really happy to say it’s been about three months since I’ve had a severe anxiety attack and there are quite a few reasons for it like lifestyle changes I’ve made, but I really do believe that planning has been a big factor.
I wanted to give back to the community that has welcomed me with open arms, and the rest of this post is about the giveaway that I’m doing on my instagram. Everyone is welcome to enter!