Planning for a Full Life

Sometimes with life you feel as if you go from 0-60 in no time flat and the road takes a big turn.  Well, that’s a bit what my life looks like currently.

In the last 5 months, I’ve had some major events take place.

  • I’ve sadly lost some dear loved ones that were a daily part of my life
  • We moved our girl to Montana for school which was exciting and hard at the same time.  We are now empty nesters
  • I celebrated my five year cancer free mark
  • A wonderful family wedding took place in Santa Barbara
  • We made a move and now mom, hubby and I live together
  • I started a new career path.

There’s been a lot of change but exciting change at that!

One thing that has kept me on track is creative planning.  Not sure what I would have done if I didn’t have my planners to keep me straight. In a future post I will share are my new desk and planning nook however I did want to share my new work planner.

Lastly, for those of you who enjoy creative planning, be on the lookout for the Winter issue of Stampington’s Somerset Life.  It will contain my main planner (not seen here) with some creative tips to get you started if you’re a newbie and share some inspiration for those of you who already creatively plan.  Below is a planner I created specifically for work.

Wishing you all a beautiful day!  I’m reminded to plan your dreams, goals and most of all make sure to take time to love and live life to the fullest.


  1. Marianne B in AZ says:

    I love, love, love your planner! It definitely has “Cheryl” written all over it! Your beautiful art really makes it special and one of a kind!

    I have known about most of those changes in your life, but until I read this blog post, I had not thought about all of them together. You really have had some major life events, almost all of which have an quite an effect on you day-to-day life. A lot of the things you have gone through usually come along once a year or less and you encountered them all in such a short time. I am thankful you have still been taking time to be creative. I know how good it is for the soul! It is a time when we can shut off the world and process the things that are most important. Keep taking that time for yourself, Cheryl!

    I am curious about the loop you keep your pen in. I tried a clip-on type that had a leather loop. I would have liked it, but anything that I was able to clip it to in my planner was slick enough that it was constantly coming off when I put the pen in or out.

    Happy planning! Oh! Those cute little scissors! So fun!

    Love and hugs,

    • artsychick says:

      I always enjoy our interaction. You’re just a sweetheart. Thanks for those sweet words of encouragement! They mean more than you know! Regarding the pen loop . . . I’m going to email you.


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