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Passion Planner - Non-work planning

This is a topic where I am still exploring and experimenting. As a teacher, there are a number of weeks within the year where I am not at work which has always given me a bit of a headache when it comes to planning. Before discovering Passion Planner, I just reverted to one week pages in my bullet journal or no white space spreads in my Erin Condren. However with the Passion Planner this presents more of a challenge given the timelines. In this blog, I am going to share with you a few of the different ways I have tried to plan during non-work periods.

Erin Condren, Passion Planner and the evolution of my monthly layout

If there is one part of a planner that I have struggled with more than any other, it is the monthly spread. Starting with a bullet journal, I never had enough space to record everything that was going on and I just couldn’t make it work for a while.

The first planner I go was my Erin Condren Vertical – I say first… I’d already got the teacher planner. I was in limbo for a long time and was adding stickers for personal things that were going on – guides each week, then a few stickers for other events. It was always just a bit empty.

Hobonichi, Erin Condren, Passion Planner - Robyn using them all.

I’m currently in the process of my March set up and am sitting at my desk surrounded by pots of pens, loose sticker sheets, post its, washi, stickerate binders and of course planners! You can probably picture it and I can assure you I can just squeeze my open Passion Planner on the desk surface!


As I opened the page on my planner for March, it occurred to me that many of us have probably switched planners since the start of the year. If you haven't read the design team blog, then let me refresh you briefly on what I had: