My 2021 Planner Setup and a Surprising Planner Change

I’ve been a pen-and-paper planner since my college days more than twenty years ago. I’ve used various types, from preprinted planners to bullet journals. In 2019, I settled on Passion Planner. I assumed I would be a lifelong physical Passion Planner user. Until this year.

My husband surprised for Christmas with an Apple Pencil. I downloaded a note taking app he uses and started experimenting with all it could do. I was instantly hooked. Instead of juggling notebooks and my planner and a large assortment of index cards and sticky notes, I easily consolidated everything into one app on my iPad. He mentioned a digital planner, but I’d already bought a physical planner and started setting it up. But the more I thought about it, the more I wanted to try it. The goal of having an Apple Pencil was to simplify things, and carrying my iPad plus a planner wasn’t really simplifying.

Passion Planner just recently introduced a digital version of their planners, and they were running a huge deal on their digital planner packs. The sale plus my ambassador discount code saved me a ton of money, so I took the plunge and bought a digital edition, very unsure of what to expect from the experience.

I had no idea how much I would love digital planning. I can be very bit as creative as I can with a paper planner. I can customize my digital planner even more than I could my paper planner. And I can access it from any device.

Most importantly, I can have all the benefits of paper planning, with a streamlined way to carry it all. With my physical planner, I usually carried my planner, highlighters, my pen (I had a certain pen I used), sticky notes, and more. Now, multiple pens and highlighters are built into the Goodnotes app (the one Passion Planner recommends). I have access to digital sticky notes and many more ways to customize my layouts.

Right now, the same deal I got on a digital pack is still available, and if you use my discount code AMANDAH10, you can take 10% off the sale price. If you’ve been on the fence about digital planning, I’d encourage you to give this one a try.


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