The Obsession Begins!

It was August 11, 2013.  I had been sharing a couch with a gal at a meeting.  I don’t know how far we were into the meeting, but suddenly my eyes rested on the most colorful and wonderful book sitting in her lap!  I remember trying to keep my attention focused on the speaker, but I could not peel my eyes off of her book.  What was it for?  Why had I never seen one before?  Where did she get it from?  How is it organized?  I want a pretty book…right now…today….YESTERDAY!!!

It definitely looked like a planner of some sort as I could see numbers mixed with words written in the neat little boxes.  The colors were calling my name, the pastels on the inside and the vivid stripes on her cover.  Somehow I caught a glimpse of the cover.  “What??  It has their name on it?’  I had to know more.

When we were dismissed for supper, I spoke up immediately before she could slip into the food line…

“I need you to show me your planner, and I need you to tell me why I need one too.”  The words rolled off my tongue with conviction and anticipation.  I already knew I wanted what she had, but I had to get a conversation started.  She began to tell me what she loved about her planner, and a bit about Erin Condren and her company.  I didn’t really need to hear anything she had to say because I was frustrated with my tiny iPhone calendar, I wanted to see my whole month at once, and I was ready for a paper planning system again.  And this was the most fun, colorful, and cutest planner I had ever seen in my life!!  ~Kristy