One Sunday night back in 2010, I picked up my notebook and started to draw. The new school year had just started, and I found myself suffering from that feeling of “too much to do and not enough time.” So I started sketching out a planning template that would allow me to organize everything that was in my head into my notebook. With everything on two facing pages, I could see my weekly schedule, priorities, and to-dos at the same time. I wanted everything together, not spread out between screens, sticky notes, or different pieces of paper.
It was around this time that my journey into design and creation began. I wanted to learn the design skills I needed to bring my planner sketches to life. So I signed up for a few classes on how to use Adobe Illustrator, then Photoshop, then InDesign and worked away on creating different planning tools after school and on weekends.
In March of 2013, I decided I would share one of the weekly planners I had created on my blog thinking other teachers trying to juggle everything, may like to use it too. Turns out, lots of teachers found it helpful! Three years later The Peek at the Week post was still one of my most popular, and the weekly planner was downloaded by 1,000’s of educators.
I took this as a little sign that maybe I wasn’t the only one trying to figure out the “too much to do, not enough time” feeling. Maybe I could make an upgraded version of the Peek at the Week planner, designed especially for teachers and other busy, creative professionals to help them manage their hectic weeks.
It was here that the Time & ToDo Planner really started to come to life. For the past nine months, I’ve been designing, tweaking, and testing….little by little, week by week.
After lots of drafts, I finally found a design to run with. A weekly layout that has helped me manage my time with my to-dos, providing a balance of flexibility with structure, and some style.
So now, 5 years later, I am super, super excited to share the culmination of this work: The Time & ToDo Planner.
A planner designed for the busiest of busy professionals…you!
Take a flip through!
Here, let me show you!
Map out your TIME on one side…
And your TO-DOs on the other side!
In an effort to bring this project to life, I launched a successfully funded Kickstarter campaign. Now, you can order your planner at TimeAndToDoPlanner.com
If you’re not familiar with Kickstarter, it’s super cool and super easy to show your support. Just click on the amount you’d like to “pledge” towards the project.
When my funding goal is reached, production will begin and planners will be shipped!
My goal is to have your planner in your hands by early July, so you’ll be ready to plan and prepare for the new school year.
The foundation of being at the top of your game as a coach and/or teacher, is being planned, prepared, and organized. And I’m confident this planner will help get you there!
Whether it’s with a pledge or a share, your support at any level would mean so much.