Some notes on how I prepared my planner/journal for this year.
Once I decided on my journal with the grid pages, I wanted to make the pages a little stronger to take whatever media I put on them. I made sure I had enough pages available, then I used glue stick to glue every 2 pages together. I ended up with pages that are double thickness and which should stand up well.
Another thing I did was to play around with calendar layouts in the back of the book on spare pages. I worked on layouts for a full month calendar spread, and also the weekly calendar page. I was pretty proud of myself, putting so much thought into my journal!
I have no problem changing plans before they even get started! I decided I didn't really need separate calendars for each month. So I went to Mr. Internet and searched for free printables and found a calendar that was bright and colorful. I put that on the page that had originally been intended for a January double page spread. I added some fun washi tape at the bottom.