So have you ever woke up one morning and played the “What if I…” game with yourself? You know that game of “What if I didn’t have to go to work today?” or “What if I won that crazy huge lottery that we just had?”. My personal favorite is “What if when I open my eyes that gorgeous hunk of man from the movie we watched last night is laying right there waiting to say in his deeply sexy voice ‘morning beautiful; what can I make you for breakfast?'”…I’m sorry where was I? Oh yeah the “what if” game. We have all done it once or twice or every morning when we hit the snooze button. But let me tell you how that little thought started a dream.
There I was one morning in the cold of January pissy that I had to go out and meet with someone that I really didn’t want to talk to about something that should have been done months ago. To get my mind right I started reading a devotional book that I had downloaded the sample of and thought would only take a minute to flip through. As I find myself still sitting there ten minutes later and about to be late for my meeting an errant thought ran through my head…”what if I started a place for those obsessed with planners, new and seasoned, to come together and share, laugh, grow, and connect?”.
Of course as I grabbed my drink and ran from the house screaming at myself about the dangers of reading in the morning when I have somewhere to be, I tried to let the thought go. I tried not to think about it at that first light or the second. I tried not to let my mind wander as the person droned on and on, and I really tried not to think about it as I wished with everything I had that I was still back home curled up in bed with the rest of that book.
After three people blew their horns at me for almost missing the light on the way home I decided to come in, get another cup of tea, and sit down to think if this was something that could really be something. After all, it is one thing to have a thought. It is quite another to put it into action. Three hours and twelve pages later PLANOLOGY was born.
In those three hours many things came to me but the best of them was this: IT’S ALL ABOUT COMMUNITY, KNOWLEDGE AND FUN!! This isn’t my world, it’s our world. We are each beginners and experts and what you know or don’t know might help others in ways you never expected.
There is this awful movie that is just so bad it’s amazing called “Accepted” with Justin Long before Drew and Jonah Hill before the weight loss. It’s about this boy that actually doesn’t get accepted into any of the colleges that he applies to so he creates his own by accident. I won’t spoil it for you, just in case you are checking Netflix right now (it’s not there), but there is this great line where he says something like at his college everyone is a teacher. The point was that everyone had something they could share. That is my “What if”.
So come join along on this crazy journey of design fun and planner joy and let’s see what we all have to give and just how big we can grow this community. I think it’s going to be epic; it might change lives. I for one hope so!