2015 Planner Pick: teNeues Mercede Skulls

Yesterday was 'Act Like A Practical Adult' Day' --and boy, did it affect my 2015 planner-picking mojo.

Planner-picking is the most important year-end activity for me. No, seriously. This is the tine when I choose a year-long partner. A sidekick who I can always rely on for my schedules, run to for notes and life directions, cuddle with when shit after shit after shit hits the goddamn fan.

That's why history insists that I choose planners with fun cartoon pages and quirky words of wisdom and ample amounts of doodle pages. Because a planner is more than a hardbound calendar to me. It's a companion I am to spend a tight 365-day period with.

Well, all those were thrown out the window when I went and asked myself this question: 'As a professional, what should I really be looking for in a planner?' Ugh. I hate it when I get all rational and shit.

Apparently, my biggest issue during client meetings is notes pages shortage. Since all the planners I've used before were up to their proverbial necks in visual gimmicks, there's never enough project briefing scribble space and instantaneous idea-churning space.

But, even with this nerdy cerebral attack, I still found the planner that fed both my practical side and my crazy ass side.

Presenting my spanking new 2015 arm candy, the teNeues Mercede Skulls Planner!

If you know me well enough, you'd know skulls are like my jam. Love them to bits! And Jennifer Mercede, celebrated free-flowing watercolorist, makes the happiest skulls on the planet. This book is lovely!

Oh, and look… notes pages as far as the eye can see! Made from the finest German paper stock, too! My pen just glides over the darn thing.
It does break my heart a bit that this doesn't have my usual doodle pages but, heck, lines never stopped me before.

So, is this planner worth a whole year of panic-stricken deadlines and day-to-day emotional breakdowns? Is this the perfect choice? Ah, that I'll have to find out. As they say in any relationship, you just gotta trust your gut. Or, er, skull.

The 2015 teNeues Mercede Skulls Planner is available at Fullybooked at P780.00 a piece. And the clasp? It's magnetic. SOLD! Haha!


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