Saturday, August 13, 2016

Walk Your Own Park

Today was a hard day. As some of you guys know, I was sexually assaulted in my past; first something bad happened to me as a kid and then later on again –-approximately four times-- in college by somebody whom I had trusted with my whole heart. I always get the question, why would you stay in an abusive relationship? Well, that’s so eerily simple. Because I was a scared freshman, who didn’t know what my identity would be if I left him. Because I thought my “no” was less important than his “yes.” Because he had first done all sorts of things to me to lower my self-esteem, mainly comparing me to other females (both celebrities and girls we would see/know in our daily lives), so I thought I could never find better. Because he made me feel like there are so many other girls out there, why would any guy ever pick me for? Now, I know better. Anyone who makes you feel that way is the real loser, not you. I’m not ashamed of it, because there’s no reason to be ashamed of it. However, I’m still a little traumatized by it.

So giving you that background, now you can understand where I’m coming from when I tell you about what happened today: I’m started out when I went to the mall this morning; I was walking through the food court, and I was pretty far away from the security guy standing in the doorway of a jewelry store. I know that what you’re wearing shouldn’t even matter, but I was wearing a very modestly-cut sundress. No cleavage, and the length of my dress falls just above my knees. He looked me up and down in a way that made my stomach hurt, and he shouted out “How’re you doin’ today!”, still looking at me like that. I just offered a half-smile and walked away, making sure to avoid him later entirely by taking a different way to exit the mall when I left. Whenever I get a little creeped out, I repeat in my head, “My body is all mine, my body belongs to me only” over and over again until I begin to believe it is true and feel more relaxed.

So, I tried to shake it off and forget it, but then when I got home, well, I live right by the park, so I thought I would go enjoy the sunshine and take a walk around and look at the pretty fountains. I was feeling so great, just soaking up the hot temperature and the beautiful palm trees and Spanish moss around me, when two guys on bicycles rode up beside me really fast. They smacked me on the butt so hard (which definitely triggered a LOT of painful feelings, because not ALL sexual assault is P-in-V, you know…) and they started cracking up with laughter, pedaling away even faster than they were before. I was wearing sunglasses, so thankfully nobody could see my tears. After repeating to myself over and over this morning how my body belongs to me, it certainly felt like I had been telling myself a lie. A while back, there was a point of time in my life after I was sexually assaulted where I didn’t want to leave my house because I was so afraid of somebody touching me, or worse. Thankfully, in the park today, though, like I said, I was wearing sunglasses so nobody could tell I was crying behind the lenses.

I immediately began heading towards my apartment, no longer feeling happy and at peace with myself and the nature around me. But then I realized – I would be DAMNED if I ever let anybody take away my happiness again. Nobody deserves or gets to make me feel endangered or afraid of anybody. Nobody deserves to trigger post-traumatic flashbacks, or nauseating feelings. Nobody deserves to make me feel like I have to throw up to rid myself of everything, and all of the emotional poision that I so desperately wish I could get out of my system.

So, instead, I marched myself right past my apartment building. And then? I kept on walking. I walked and I walked; I walked so many laps around that park that I lost track of how many times I did. I only stopped walking when eventually my Birkenstocks gave me a huge blister on my foot and I wanted to put on a band-aid. But the whole time I walked, I smiled genuinely at everyone who walked by so nobody knew. Nobody could see the hidden tears. People even kept saying hi to me, because the look I kept on my face was so friendly. Now this is important to note: I wasn’t being fake. Quite the contrary. Just because my own happiness in that moment had been robbed from me doesn’t mean that I still couldn’t spread happiness and joy and love around to others, even if I didn’t have it at that particular moment, myself.


The lesson I would like to share here with you is this: Walk the park. Even if you literally JUMP every time another bicycle riders rides past you for the rest of the time. Walk the park. Even if you’re hiding your tears behind your sunglasses. Walk the park. Even if you flinch and your hands shake a little when a runner runs by you. Walk the park. No matter what you have been through, no matter if you have gone through periods of time in your life where you didn’t even think you would honestly ever make it to 22, you keep pushing on for me. You don’t focus about the “hows” or “what ifs”, you just keep walking. Walk your park… And you will never be a “victim.”

-Brooke

Sunday, August 7, 2016

My New Job, Husky Dogs, Gospel Music, A Ghost In The Apartment + Red-Headed Southern Gentlemen (Savannah Chronicles No. 1)

So, I'm thinking each weekend (for a little while, at least!), I'll try to write a recap of what's been goin' down in my brand-new Savannah life. Picking a few main points of interest (read: approx. 3-5) from the week (although this will have points from the last two weeks!), I'll chat with ya about the absolutely hilarious, the just-plain-hideous and everything in between that's happened as of late!


~*welcome to the neighborhood*~



ONE. THERE ARE SO MANY HUSKIES IN SAVANNAH. Just wanted to get that out there, because I forgot to mention it in my previous post about 15 things I've learned, hehe! At first I was absolutely shocked but then I found out that their coats are pretty much like a Tervis tumbler.... keeps 'em hot OR cold! ;) lololol!!!!!!!! I get such a kick out of that. I've seen eight huskies since I've moved here. Literally eight different huskies. I thought they only lived in frigid cold climates, but au contraire! On this note, dog hunting has certainly become one of my new favorite hobbies. Pretty much, here is exactly how to be a v good, v skilled doge hunter: see one you like, then follow it, but not too closely so the owner doesn't think you're a total weirdo. Then, be all endearingly awkward + charming and casually speed up and begin to pass them when all of a sudden, what do you know! You -love- dogs! Can you pet him/her!? How old is she/he? And more importantly, are there any other doggies that you or somebody you know owns that I can pet, as well? :D Ask questions, pet the fur-babies, repeat. In fact, I highly recommend that you ask as many questions that you can get away with in order to stall them walking away, and thus taking this doggy that you're currently petting along with them. My neighbor Mike (of course, as mentioned in that last post about Savannah, everyone in this place tends to be named Mike. When in doubt/if you forget somebody's name, just guess Mike! :p ), he has a wiener doggy named Greta! However, this reminds me, I forget Mike's wife's name (gotta rip the band-aid + just ask her again...or try to catch Mike when she's not with him and ask him for her name on the down-low.)


TWO. So, Friday night I was brushing my teeth and I turned the faucet handle off because I don't like to waste water. So I'm brushing and all of a sudden, the handle turned on and all the water started gushing out of the faucet into the sink. YEAH. You read that right. The frickin' sink turned frickin' on. I cried a little bit. But then I knew the handymen guys were coming Sunday morning (aka today!) to fix some other stuff in the apartment so I figured not to worry, it's probably just because this apartment building is old AF (over 100 years old, in fact!) so they probably just need to fix the handle. WELP, as soon as I asked them about it, they said that's nothing they can fix because IT WAS A FRICKIN' GHOST. YA. THAT'S RIGHT. A GHOST. Then, one of the handymen proceeded to tell me ghost stories -- and not the made-up kind, either. He told me how the blocks of the city in this area were once a big cemetery for all of the British soldiers who were killed in the Revolutionary War. However, the developer had no soul and threw away all the tombstones and proceeded to build on top of thousands of dead bodies. My apartment was then built on top of this once-graveyard. The handyman also told me about one home where a homosexual male couple lives and how an old lady who was highly religious had died previously in their home. They (the couple + the handyman, too) believe that being gay must go against the old lady's religious views because he said the home "literally fights you." He said that when he goes to work on the home, the tools go missing, and all sorts of weird problems occur. Also, he told me how he and the other fellow handyman fixing stuff in my apartment had quite a few experiences where when they had gone to people's homes to do work, and when they would have to dig in their lawns to get to underground pipes and stuff, they often found dead body skeleton remains stuff so they'd have to call the police and make sure it was from the Revolutionary War + wasn't like from some murder....LOL I'M LITERALLY ALL SET FOR HALLOWEEN NOW. *is never able to sleep again*

THREE. ZE KITTIES.

Feast your eyes on these three little kitties, friends!!!! I wish I could bring them inside my apartment, for real. They keep trying to sneak in, but they aren't allowed in because of the possibility of fleas/disease.

FOUR. I have never seen so many red-headed southern gentlemen in one place and I am interestingly falling prey to the beguiling nature of ~the ginger~. *insert shy monkey emoji hiding behind its hands here!!!!* I'm guessing this is because I think there's a solid Irish population here (the St. Patty's Day parade in March is a BIG BIG BIG deal!) Such aww-dorable, enchanting + majestic gentlesirs can often be found at Forsyth Park, but considering I'm usually too busy doggy-hunting, all my energy goes towards that instead. I'm very blushy about all of this ginger-guy stuff, though. Mainly because, well, I need one in my life. I think it's so freaking adorable and unique. SO IF you happen to know a red-head Southern gentleman guy who's extremely preppy yet a sensitive, loving type (not the "I'm-cooler-than-thou" type because, yuck. But you know, the kind of guy who likes to dress in a presentable, WASP-y way of fashion but is still down-to-earth <33 omggggg *swoooooooooooon*!) and doesn't mind reading books together whilst cuddling and will happily aid me in fulfilling my dream of going to a Savannah Bananas game (YES THEY ARE ACTUALLY CALLED THE SAVANNAH BANANAS AND THEY ARE A LEGITIMATE MINOR-LEAGUE BASEBALL TEAM, I KID YOU NOT~) and would be into holding hands and talking about his feelings and also mine while we go for walks in the park and consuming socially unacceptable amounts of pizza, please send him to me and/or ask him if he will plz marry me on my behalf. Also would preferably call me "darlin' " and speak with an authentic southern accent. And no mean streaks. And would write me love letters on occasion, too. Kk, thx~

FIVE. So unlike in Connecticut, there aren't very many "Top 40 hits" music stations down here in Savannah. I've found 97.3 which is about it. Then 100.1 is like throwback jamz, and country is 96.5, and then gospel is 103.5 I've definitely been listening to tons of country and gospel when driving around + exploring everywhere. Also, not gonna lie, they've been having gospel music concerts outside of my apartment every single morning for the past few days that echo all the way over from the park into my bedroom loud + clear and it's been making me highly grumpy. While I absolutely love this music, I just can't handle "leaving the river vein, Lord Jesus!"at 8:30 a.m. I simply just cannot. It is too early for anybody to be leaving anywhere. Even a river vein that apparently desperately needs to be left. My sincerest apologies to the Big Man, but I personally need to wait until at least noon. That being said, though, I may be leaving it quite a bit earlier than noon because.....*DRUMROLLLLLLL!!*

BONUS: I'VE GOT A NINE-TO-FIVE! So turns out I'll be needing to wake up prior to 8:30 a.m. anyway, which means I'll be leaving the river vein, personally, at about 8:37 a.m. in order to get to work 10 minutes early. I WAS HIRED BY SOUTH MAGAZINE AND I AM NOW THE DIGITAL EDITOR OF THE MAGAZINE!  *sobs tears of joy* *floods apartment with said tears* *purchases a finely-crafted yacht + sails around in them* #DreamsReallyDoComeTrue #DreamJob #Hashtag And get this, my boss's name is Michael (remember I told you how everyone I've been meeting in Savannah is named Mike? I really wasn't kidding around!!) Being an editor for a magazine, and a SOUTHERN MAGAZINE AT THAT!, is literally my absolute dreamiest of dream jobs and I'm so happy and thrilled and honored and excited and feeling blessed in every way.


What's been going on in your life, lately?
xoxo, Brooke

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

On My Music Playlist

WOW! I can't believe it's been over a month since my last post in this series!! :0 Here are 15 songs on my music playlist lately (the ones that have a * next to them are my absolute favorites!! *cue sassy handflip*). Also, I'm currently in the process on working on a few special blog posts: some personal, some photograph-oriented, and (of course!!) the next "Currently Trending" post! <3 Get pumpedddd! *casually raises the roof*

1. "Capsize" - FRENSHIP, Emily Warren

2. "Working For It" - ZHU, Skrillex, THEY.

3. "That's My Girl" - Fifth Harmony*

4. "You Would Not Believe Me" - People The Kangaroo

5. "Don't Mind" - Kent Jones

6. "Closer" - The Chainsmokers, Halsey

7. "2 Steps" - Emma Gatsby

8. "Final Song" - MO

9. "Cold Water" - Major Lazer, Justin Bieber, MO

10. "Wildlife" by RYE

11. "Hometown Girl" by ZHU*

12. "Thank You" - Meghan Trainor, R. City*

13."The Life" - Fifth Harmony

14."Together" - The Magician

15."Into You" - Ariana Grande


What's been on your music playlist lately?
xoxo, Brooke

Friday, July 29, 2016

15 Things I've Learned During My First Week In Savannah!

I'm half-asleep in bed right now, but I realized that it has officially been one week since I've moved to Savannah -- woohoo!!!! *happydances all around* :D !!!!! I absolutely LOVE it here, and tomorrow I'll be sure to post a more in-depth overview of my experiences thus far. For now, though, here are 15 things I've learned during my first week in Savannah that I've typed up from my journal into this blog post:


1. There is a grand total one Dunkin' Donuts in the entire city of Savannah. Yes, you read that correctly. One. #ConnecticutGurlProbz

2. Everybody is INCREDIBLY and (more importantly) GENUINELY kind! <3

3. ...except for that one exception who works at Victoria's Secret that your Snapchat fam knows all about, hahahaha.... *casually growls like an angry skunk*

4. Whoever said dry, desert-like heat is better than moist, cozy-blanket heat was vv mistaken!!!! Ironically, the humidity + moisture in the air is exactly what makes the hot temperature down here bearable.

5. Your fear of spiders is no longer. Because you found a whole new animal to terrorize your life. That's right, friends...COCKROACHES CAN FLY. *soul withers away + dies~~*

6. They aren't kidding around when they named it SWEET tea...! Note to self: avoid this, b/c you don't enjoy making visits to the dentist.

7. The three stray kitties that hang out around the back entrance of your apartment building are adorable, even if you can't touch them in case they have fleas and/or rabies. [Also, if you're like me, you're allergic to cats + they make your throat close up... *dramatically clutches a box of antihistamine tablets to bosom*]

8. ...but you can still name the kitties!! They are now officially called Cleo (the sassy ginger who likes to claw at the others' faces #charming), Theo (the gray one who literally looks into your soul via a stare-down), and Leo (the raven black with some brownish tint when sun shines on it one who enjoys trying to run into the building when you are entering it, yourself) <333

9. Whole Foods is the most amazing supermarket in the entire world, and there should ideally be one on every street in case hunger strikes, jussayin'.

10. Even if you feel really guilty about it now, eventually you'll come to terms with the fact that it's okay to prefer the more "suburban"-feeling outskirts of the city over the touristy downtown area. [I'm all for believing it's important to venture out of your comfort zone, but as I've just mentioned, the main downtown can feel rather touristy (read: overwhelmingly loud AF + swelteringly hot AF!!) at times, and I want to meet locals who actually say "y'all(z)" on a daily basis! Also, keeping it real here, parking is not exactly easy to come by downtown unless you park in some dark garage where you have to pay for your spot, and while I could just walk downtown, walking in 102 degrees isn't exactly my first choice, ya feel me?~]

11. Getting a Barnes + Noble membership is probably the best decision you will ever make in your life, to this day.

12. Many people down here are named Mike. So far, you've met a neighbor, an AC repairman, a furniture salesman, a few other citizens of Savannah, and some lawyer guy on a billboard all named Mike! Many, many Mikes, people.

13. Just because your condo apartment is small AF doesn't mean that it can't still wind up being absolutely palatial! Now by that, I don't mean fancy expensive furniture -- no, no! It's all about having things in your home that make you happy, the things that you genuinely like. I have only coral, white, yellow, aqua, gray and black in my entire condo. While The Pink Lyme's colors, as y'allz know, are hot pink and lime green, the coral and aqua accents in my apartment are a nod to these hues, just... ermmm, slightly less neon! :p

14. It's okay to admit that being vegan is difficult, particularly when in a new place where you want to try every pizza place restaurant you possibly can. It's okay to switch back to being vegetarian instead of vegan on some days. Heck, it's also okay to switch back to vegetarian every day. But... it's also okay when you have certain days when keeping vegan for just that particular day seems doable, or even for a few days. Any step you take against animal products, whether a humongous step (vegan) or a large step (vegetarian), you are still taking a stand, regardless of the size of the step that you've taken. Any effort should be applauded, and no need to feel like you've failed at life just because you're craving some of that ~~~AMAZEBALLS~~~ Chocolate Raspberry Truffle ice cream at Bruester's... *le sigh*!

15. You will find yourself getting teary-eyed while walking around Forsyth Park or driving to Target, just because of how much you absolutely love this place.

Have you ever been to Savannah? What was your experience here like?
xoxo, Brooke

Friday, July 15, 2016

Currently Trending

Okay okay okay so I know I just posted saying stay tuned in the future for posts but SURPRISEEEEEEE!!!! You guysssss, it's been far too long since I've shared with you what I've been watching, reading, eating, wearing, listening to + inspired by! Here's the low-down on culture in my life lately!

Watching: Pretty Little Liars
It's baaaaaaack! And you guys, HOW FRICKIN' GOOD IS THIS SEASON!?!?!? After last season, I won't lie, I thought that it was going to head downhill. But, in reality, it did quite the contrary. THIS. SEASON. IS. AMAZEBALLS. It's arguably very dark, though, but to be honest, I think it's extremely fitting. The Liars have grown up and matured, so I think that it is only natural that the subject matter follows suite. BUT ARCHER DUNHILL, WHYYYY!?! *shakes angry fists up at the heavens* ahahah!!

Reading: "Save The Date" by Mary Kay Andrews
Now, I'm not usually one for "chick lit" type, "beach read" books, but since this one is set in Savannah (WHERE I'M MOVING TO NEXT WEEK, AHHHH!!! :D :D YAYAYAY!), I just had to read it. I'm a little over halfway through, and while I absolutely loved the beginning learning about the main character's life as a florist, once the romance started my initial opinion of the book began to change. The main character is described as "pathetic" for wondering if her romantic interest would ever talk to her again after they have sex. Since when is wanting somebody to treat you as an equal and to show you some respect pathetic!?! On this note, the love interest said he was annoyed that his girlfriend wanted to be a priority in his life -- if you don't want to make your girlfriend a priority, then what the hell are you doing having a girlfriend!?!?! They aren't just there for your entertainment!! They are real human beings with passions of their own, and if you don't want to make a girlfriend a priority then it's best you don't have a relationship because it clearly shows you are not ready/do not want to put in effort needed to maintain a blossoming, growing, HEALTHY relationship. Nobody deserves to feel like they are taking your precious time away from things you care about more than them. Also, the book slams girls with very thin frames, as well as girls who genuinely enjoy working out. It says only women with big curves have the body of a "real woman." Now, I personally think, just like my own body, most people's body shapes are somewhere in between this range, and I think it's really ugly to shame people's bodies so callously! And I also think, that working out is great to do for your health, because screw just working out for vanity. Show your heart and your muscles that you love them. I treat the gym like a playground for the body + soul; it's a great way to burn off some steam, have a lot of fun and be in your "happy place" in your mind! :p Also, there are some jokes made about drinking and alcoholism that some people could definitely find either offensive or unfortunately encouraging to drink whenever a personal problem arises. Again, I really loved the book when it discussed different flowers and weddings and the accurate + detailed descriptions of the city of Savannah, but once romance got into the picture, the whole book kinda took a weird, offensive turn! I'm having a lot of difficulty getting through + finishing this book. Honestly, I might not even finish it. There are so many other good books out there that are deserving of my time!! :p

Eating: Califia Farms Coconut-Almond Milk
YOU. GUYS. I drink this every stinkin' day and I LOVE IT. It's so delicious as a cow-milk substitute (it tastes 100% better than cow's milk) and the flavor goes great with anything you add it to: smoothies, oatmeal, HOT CHOCOLATE... you name it! :p Just try it. You'll see what I mean.

Wearing: Hippie-style clothing from my favorite retailer in Maine -- Mexicali Blues (I shop at the stores in Freeport + Portland!) 
Quite honestly, although I do love me some tight crop-tops on days when I'm not in labor w/ a food baby~, there's nothing more awesome than wearing really loose stuff. Like, I have some loose printed almost-bermuda-lengthed shorts with a draw string, a breezy sundress, shorts with little hot pink pom-poms on the bottom + an elastic waistband, and more and I have to say, I'm glad that this "70's" look is in style again because I'd be wearing this stuff even if it weren't. There's too much pressure to always look "sexy" or "hot" or "attractive." But newsflash, maybe we don't always want to look this way. Maybe we want to slap on some green lipstick onto our pouts + put up our hair into a messy bun and call it art. Maybe we want to look "edgy" or "artsy" or "cute" or "adorable" or "trendy" or "mysterious" or "sleek" or "sharp"...maybe sexy + hot + attractive is not the look we need to always be trying to achieve. Just because you aren't aiming for sexy or hot or attractive doesn't mean that you don't look good for whatever look you're trying to achieve. Case in point: I wore some long-ass hippie dress (that I may or may not have worn to my college graduation, hmmmm...) to Dunkin' Donuts the other day. Didn't shave my legs in about a week. Cut my hair myself to above-my-shoulders-length and threw half of it up into a messy topknot, letting the rest of the pieces fall where they may land on my neck. Wore just some mascara and some lip balm that smells like coconuts. And yet, I got hit on by two gentlemen, merely as I was trying to just get me summa dat Almond Joy swirl in my iced decaf w/ almond milk. Not that I'm interested in having a romantic relationship right now, because I'm not lolz, I actually want "me-time" for a [HEALTHY] change!!!!, but what I'm getting at is this: you don't have to go for "sexy" to be admired. You really, really don't. Even if you wear jet-black lipstick and overalls-shorts, you're still gonna be admired if that's actually being true to what you're going for. Trust me on that, friends. Authenticity is what will attract others to you, more than trying to look "hot" ever will. Don't really know who you are just yet? That's 100% okay!! I don't either, and that's fine. Just wear whatever the heck you feel like. Because there's not much more authentic you can get than going by your emotion + intuition! Some days I want to be a preppy pretty princess, other days I wanna be grunge-ish hipster-y AF, and then most days I want to be a lil' hippie fairy lmao!! It's all fine. Never let yourself get boxed into just one specific style, if you don't want to.

Listening To: "All In My Head (Flex)" by Fifth Harmony, Fetty Wap
Fifth Harmony, G.R.L. and Little Mix are definitely my favorite girl music groups by far. I'm a total sucker for anything poppy, danceable and overtly feminine. Honestly, these groups make the absolute best music for listening to in the mornings while doing your makeup and hair and brows, for real. And anyone who provides tune-age for this princess primping time is a true favorite of mine!

Inspired By: (surprisingly here!) MYSELF!
I've accomplished so many huge things in the past four years of college and then also the four years of high school prior to college. I've grown so much and I'm a very different person than I used to be. Incredibly different. I'm really proud at the progress I've made in personal development thus far, and I feel like I can rest assured that I'm only going to keep on growing and changing into a person who I can honestly say is exactly the kind of person whom I'd like to be. While I'm heading in a great direction, I certainly have a LOT more growing to do first -- and by growing, I mean exploring, learning, experiencing, trying, etc etc etc! Fun times await, and I'm excited to get out there and have a great time.

What's been currently trending in your life lately!?
xoxo, Brooke

MOVING TO SAVANNAH!

YOU GUYS!!! THIS WEEK IS THE WEEK! I've been busy trying to figure out travel arrangements and logistics of delivery people for new furniture, WiFi connection set-up people, etc. so I haven't posted on The Pink Lyme lately, sorry about this...

I was originally going to be leaving tomorrow, but I really kinda can't get out of work Sunday or Monday, so I'll be leaving Tuesday, driving down south! My mom is thankfully going to be doing some of the driving, which will help with my bad back at least a little. I'm not supposed to sit in one position too long, or I get really bad back stiffness problems sooo we'll have to make frequent stops so I can stretch it out. Anyway! New posts to come in the future, so stay tuned! I'm excited to see what Savannah brings!

Just wanted to give you guys a super quick update + to let you know where I've been!
xoxo, Brooke

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Thursday, July 7, 2016

Why The "Day Designer" Is The Best Planner Out There

If you're like me, then you are the kind of person who loves having some sort of a schedule. Although I don't like to schedule things too exactly, I do like blocking out chunks of time in my day for different activities/events to ensure that I get stuff done!

Personally, because of this, my favorite type of planner offers a DAILY (hour-by-hour) look at your schedule, as well as a monthly overview with space to both write in your goals in for that particular month and put in holidays/important major events. Quite honestly, although I've tried ~*many a planner*~ in my day, the Day Designer planner by Whitney English is my absolute favorite. You can get it from the website here (and be sure to use that particular link, actually, because I'm affiliated with the company!! <333 Only the best for my reader-baes!!! :p :D LOL!!)

They have so many amazing color choices and prints. I usually stick to stripes, but this year I got an animal print -- super cute! Here are some of the other options offered, although some of these are currently sold out (clearly I'm not the only one who loves these planners!!!) lol! :


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While some people are pretty devoted to one type of popular planner like the Lilly Pulitzer or the Kate Spade, I do definitely still recommend the Day Designer because it is SOOOOO incredible for actually visualizing your day, as I mentioned earlier, hour by hour so that you can actually see where your time is going to be spent. Other "weekly" style planners just do not have much structure at all; even if it's great to see all the things you've got to get done that week, without having the actual hours in there for planning purposes the way the Day Designer does, it could be pretty difficult for you to actually make stuff happen + get shizz done! Hands down, that's why the Day Designer is #bae -- it gives you the structure you need so you can actually make your goals + dreams a reality <33.

Have you used the Day Designer planner before? Are you as passionate about it as I am!?
xoxo, Brooke