As a Minnesota lifer, the things that currently fuel my bonfire are Caribou Coffee, the band NEEDTOBREATHE, and the thrill of making minimal yet meaningful planners and accessories for you.
Knowing there are so many others out there who need a minimal yet meaningful planner, I created the Sprouted Planner. Its name was inspired by the Jack Kornfield quote: "Be mindful of intention. Intention is the seed that creates our future."
After having my first baby, I was having a hard time adjusting. When it finally started clicking, my dad was diagnosed with ALS and it felt like my world came crashing down. You see, my dad was one of my favorite people, and we've always had a very special bond. So, this 2-5 year death sentence was earth shattering. On top of it all, I went back to work, moved, bought a house, and moved again. All of this within 10 months. It was hard keeping my head above water. My dad died 2 years after his diagnosis, and is the hardest thing I have been through.
The planner I had during that time did not serve me well since I wasn't goal setting, or tracking habits, or keeping count of how much water I consumed in the day. There is nothing wrong with those things, but I had zero capacity to do them. Even having them on the page added to the overwhelm.
I hope it allows you to approach whatever circumstance you're in with your clearest mindset. I desire that you reflect over your months in writing, and further cultivate your intentions so you can richly harvest from even the hardest seasons.