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Kids of the 90s will know how much we loved keeping and sprucing up our organizers, Trapper Keepers and filos. I kept my fair share, but I was also one of the kids in our batch to be exposed early to technology. I would be submitting papers and assignments that were typewritten by an electronic typewriter, computerized or *gasp* printed in color. I even hated taking down notes when I could type things faster (I was doing 90 wpm at 11 years old, imagine that). As I’ve gotten older, however, and we operate with a handful of gadgets in our daily routine supposedly to make our lives easier, I find myself gravitating back to old school means: journals and planners.
It’s funny now that I think about it. Maybe there is some truth to wifi/mobile gadget radiation that kills off your brain cells, but it’s more difficult to keep focused when you’re multi-tasking with your multiple gadgets. So I exercise my cognitive abilities better by drawing or writing down notes during a meeting or jotting down something in my calendar. When you do this, sometimes you remember the feel of the paper, the scratchiness of your pen, and then you remember where you wrote it, your mind going back to that quick photo it took of that moment–ultimately making you recall the rest of the important details slowly.
Maybe I’m not the only one who feels like this, because I’m quite aware of how Belle de Jour Power Planner is quite popular here. Every year, go-getting females can’t wait to grab their own BDJ Power Planners, go OC over its detailed pages and quite happily spend its numerous coupons. So when the lovely people of BDJ sent over a thank you gift a week ago, I was happily surprised that they sent me the coveted planner! But…they sent me 2 other planners–the Navi planner, Everything is Possible planner as well as BDJ Sticky Notes and BDJ Forget-Me-Not. Of course, I can’t possibly use all three in one year. I gravitated immediately to the Navi planner, because I love travelling and exploring new places, and this seemed made for anyone stricken with Wanderlust. But I also love how this new BDJ Power Planner looked, with its gray leatherette binding because let’s face it–sometimes we need a more somber (not necessarily boring!) looking planner to tote around in business meetings. It’s probably my favorite BDJ planner so far!
Now this brings us to the heart of this blog post. After some thinking, I’ve decided to keep the Navi 2014. I’m giving Everything is Possible 2014 to my mom. But what about the Belle de Jour Power Planner? I’m giving it to someone who wants it, someone who has big goals for next year that they need to keep track of ‘em expertly with the right planner. If that’s you, then join this giveaway!
Here’s a preview of what you could be getting (open to Philippine residents only):
The exclusive edition of Belle De Jour Power Planner 2014 comes with a membership card and a booklet of sticky notes. To find out more about the planner, head to BelleDeJourPowerPlanner.Com. Don’t forget to like them on Facebook!