There are so many planners out there. But they’re divided up into two sections. Those that are in high school and those that are mothers. Now I’m not sure about you but I am as far away from being in high school as I am a mother and I need something that will fit my needs. I’m incredibly involved and I need a place to organize it all without wasting space because I don’t need to worry “When to pick my kids up” and “What I’m making the family for dinner.”
That’s where The Collegiate Daybook comes in. This planner is designed for women involved in their college campuses and need a place to organize it all so that they can devote more time to doing what is important to them.
What is it?
The Collegiate Daybook is a planner designed for the involved collegiate student. It combines an hourly planner, to-do list, and monthly calendar into one place, allowing you to have a place to organize everything going on in your life.
What’s in it?
- Measuring 9.5 x 7, so that it is small enough to fit easily into your bag.
- letter from me, explaining how to properly use The Collegiate Daybook
- schedule at a glance space for planning out your year
- packing list to make sure you never forget something important
- school year bucket list
- yearly calendar overview
- notes section
- daily weekday page that includes an hourly breakdown, “due today”, “assignments to do”, subjects to study for, notes, “don’t forget”, and “meetings” sections
- daily inspirational quotes to keep your spirits up
- weekly “something stellar that happened this week” section
- shortened weekend pages, with “morning”, “noon”, and “night” sections with a “to do” and “don’t forget” area
- Final four checklist on Sundays that include: finish homework, do laundry, check email, and take a break
- completion letter from me
Show me it!
What are my benefits?
How did you come up with this idea?
It all started the summer of 2014. Working a full time job as well as another part time job I was always on the run. I have always loved planners and basically all paper goods. That was my thing. Back to school shopping was like my birthday to me. But in my roughly 8 years of using planners, I still had yet to find one that completely worked for me. It either had too little space or had so many areas that I didn’t need. The traditional weekly planners worked for me in middle and high school because my schedule was for the most part the same on a day to day basis, but once I hit college, I felt like my life was spiraling out of control because I could not keep my planner organized. I tried to write down my day in the order of things happening, but I would always forget something and then my list would get out of whack and mess up my whole day.
So I took matters into my own hands and I created The Collegiate Daybook.
But it didn’t start off with what you see now. Over the past 6 months it has gone through countless modifications, alterations, and changes in order to best fit the needs of you, the college student. The hourly breakdown allows you to clearly see what is going on. It also shows you where your free time is so that you can hang out with friends or go for a quick shopping spree or when you have time to just take a nap. It has everything you need and nothing you don’t. And that’s why I think you’ll love it. It doesn’t have distracting designs covering up half the page and isn’t wasting space about things you don’t need to worry about yet. It’s made for you in mind and I hope you’ll love it as much as I do.
Risks and challenges
As with any project, there are a number of things that could go wrong, and for the majority of the time you cannot predict them.
But one of my main concerns is getting the planners out in a timely manner as I still am going to school full time! Depending on the amount of orders we receive is going to determine how quickly I can get them to their respective owners!
I'm overseeing every step of the process and want to provide each of you with something I am extremely proud of and sometimes that may take a little extra time, but I can assure you, it will be worth it.
- (60 days)