Being in school makes for some very busy weeks and a lot of forced skill in time management. Heck, NOT being in school can be just as busy – what with kids, husbands, appointments, work…I could go on for hours. But this being my last semester of nursing school (I can see the light!), I needed something to help me organize my time that I can keep with me. I also need to be able to visualize easily if I have conflicts. A lot of times, I am not allowed to have my phone out or even on me in class and clinical situations. So a digital version wasn’t going to work. I personally hate paper planners and calendars. I like to do everything on my laptop. But since it was very necessary for me to have one, I decided it needed to be exactly what I wanted. So that meant I had to make it.
Enter 2015 Planner by Mae&K!
I like that this planner has a large calendar side for each month, as well as plenty of space for notes. It is a nice, simple design, with things that I need and nothing I don’t. That’s how I like stuff!
Here’s how I made it. First, I created my planner using PowerPoint (based on my last post, you know how much I love PowerPoint for non-slideshow-related graphical things). I created a pdf file of my PowerPoint slides to make sure they would print correctly. Then I printed the file double-sided on white cardstock so the planner would be more durable. I laminated the front and back covers, again for durability. Then I took my planner pages to Staples and had them spiral bound. It cost me $4.25 for the binding and everything else I had on hand. Nice!
I really love the binding!
Guess what the best part of my planner is? That you can have one, too! I created a generic planner that you can download and print for yourself! Just click the link below for a pdf copy. Enjoy!
CLICK HERE! –> 2015 Planner by Mae&K
Here’s to a more organized 2015!