The first time I knew about the 365 Wonders Creative Planner was through my friend, Stef. Last year, around February, I was going through a tough time in my life. Family issues, relationships, career, and just about everything, was going downward-spiral. It was around this time that Stef gave me a page from the 2016 edition of the 365 Wonders Creative Planner.
The piece spoke so much to me and I began to think of my situation like a bow draw; my life may be dragging me backward with hardships then, but it was going to launch me into something great. It was also a coincidence that last year, my theme was also about being brave, towards my decisions and everything that I was going to encounter. Funny how the universe conspires to inspire and encourage us in that small way.
In the same year, I happen to see a post on the Facebook page of Woman, Create that they were looking for entries, whether written or a visual art, to be in their 2017 edition. I thought about submitting a piece, but I wasn’t able to make one nor have I one ready. So the next thing I knew, they already released a teaser of the 2017 edition. It was then that I thought of getting one for myself. Little did I know, Stef was already planning to give me one as a Christmas present. And she did, during our Dahilayan trip.
I’m ecstatic to finally have one! And, ever thankful to Stef for this.
I’ve been meaning to review and feature this planner here in my blog for a while. And what can I say? I love everything about it. It’s hard to be objective in reviewing this because I haven’t used many planners in my life, and if ever I did, they were the generic ones that you can get from the school supply store.
So, it’s a creative planner, but I thought the pages were so pretty I didn’t want to put mundane, boring things in it, so I made it into a journal for my thoughts, and whispers of the heart.
So far, all the pieces I have read in this journal has been heartwarming and beautifully crafted. I love the fact that every time I open it I am filled with a strong feeling of pursuit for the beautiful things in life, to go with all my heart and soul for my passions in life. The feeling of empowerment, I think that’s the perfect way to put it. All the works in here from all the wonderful people who contributed inspire me to go and create something for myself, as well. This planner here is an inspiration, much more after reading how it came to be. I have come to realize all the great things that are happening to individuals that pursue their passion and give it all their heart and soul.
I hope Miss Marika never stops creating this beautiful planner, along with all the people who contributed. One of these days, I will submit a contribution as well and somehow inspire someone out there.
Links to know more about the 365 Wonders Creative Planner
What is 365 Wonders Journal?
Who is Woman, Create?