I was pulling out my new planner the other day. I got my 2023 planner a couple months ago and since we’re in the middle of December, I wanted to pull it out, add stickers to it, and fill in the first page. I got the same type of planner as this past year. It’s one that gives every day of the week a full page so I can write in what I do, what thoughts I have, and other notes to each day so that each day counts in some way. Well, I had my two planners side-by-side, and I noticed something. Something subtle and yet, a no-brainer. These two planners are exactly the same. Same page amount, same cover thickness, spiral shape. The only difference is that one says 2022 and the other 2023. Yet, my 2022 planner is thicker.
This is the no-brainer part. Well worn books, notebooks, etc. are going to be thicker just because they’ve been open a bunch or written in. The binding stretches and the pages lift. I’ve been opening my 2022 planner every day this year to write in it, read it, or think. As for my 2023: I opened it for the first time the other day. My life isn’t in it yet.
Maybe I’m just weird, but I appreciated the this subtle detail between my planners. To me it showed growth, quality, time and dedication given. It’s a good visual of what a year holds, and how each day adds to its thickness. I hope 2023 will get even thicker with good quality growth, adventure, and dreams. It’s kind of exciting looking back on this year and wondering what the next year will bring. BUT, this year isn’t over yet. I still got a couple more weeks of my planner to fill out and I’m sure each day will be great.