True Life: I Love My Planner
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True Life: I Love My Planner

It's more than just a crush.

True Life: I Love My Planner
Ellie Swiger

You know those relationships where you just feel like the other person always has your back? Where no matter what kind of day you’re having, you can rely on them? When they seem to know you better than you know yourself, and you feel like you’d be lost without them? I’m in one of those relationships, and have been for three years. With my planner.

Here’s what a typical day looks like for me with my wonderful planner in my life.

I wake up thinking of my planner.

Rolling over in bed when my iPhone 6 blasts its calm morning alarm at me is much sweeter knowing that I can reach for my planner after I hit snooze the third time. Ever so diligent, it even knows my schedule for the day, so I never miss a coffee date.

It inspires me.

You know those people who always seem to have an inspiring quote to pick you up when you’re feeling down? When they know just what to say to get you back on your groove? That’s what my planner does for me. Today it said, “Do all things with love.” I was like, "Wow, that’s a really good idea."

It thinks of the future.

I never had to DTR with my planner. From day one, we were thinking about our future together. From this Thanksgiving break to 16 months from now, my planner already knows we will be together.

It keeps me honest.

I hate working out, and my planner knows that. But it also knows that I hate not looking like I work out, so it asks me, “Gym?” a couple times a week to remind me I should probably do a push-up every once in a while.

I’m constantly in awe of how beautiful my planner is.

With its sleek lines, colorful pages, washi tape, personalized stickers, cute patterns, and reinforced edges, my planner is as beautiful as an Italian sunset.

We are always together.

Like Chuck and Blair, my planner and I are meant to be together. We would have won class inseparables in high school if it were allowed. Though I may sometimes leave it home on Thursday nights, it knows I’m always thinking of it, and people ask me where my other half is when I’m without it.

I know my planner will never judge me.

When I have to write “do laundry” for three days straight because I’m too lazy to carry my dirty clothes downstairs and wash them, my planner does not judge. Not even when I white out the first two “do laundry"s so it looks like I did my chores as soon as I should have.

It always puts me first.

If there’s a blank space in my planner, it writes MY name. I am its number one (and only) priority, and it loves talking about me as much as I do.

Most relationships take work, but they’re usually worth it. I can’t imagine my life without my planner, and I know we will be together forever.

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