Storyline Chapters | How to Fill In the Highlights Page
Ever since the new Heidi Swapp Chapters Planner Inserts debuted this year I have been a fan. I love how the months and goals insert lays flat open. I love how there is plenty of room for all the things. I love the highlights page feature most of all to give me space to review my month and ‘highlight’ the moments I want to remember most.
Let me take you on a walk of the Highlights page as found in the Storyline Chapters Planner Insert.
This is the filled in page spread to the Planner Months & Goals Insert. I use these two pages to record many highlights on the month. This page is used mostly as a review exercise. The un-examined life is not worth living. I think this page spread is a great way to review the past month and highlight those things worth remembering. These pages here are home to Events, Goals, and stories that I want to bring forward in my year from the month in which they happened.
The left hand side column I have designated as a place to write my lists of gratitude. Each day of my life I gather five things I am thankful for. Here on this page I place one from each day. I love having this catalog of gratitude right here for easy review. I believe gratitude is crucial to showing up to your best life. Adding it here to this Insert is just one way I do that.
Part of the month’s title work includes a word for the month. Rise is my One Little Word for the year, but I needed to have that word as a focus for the month of May. As with all months, I create an embellishment cluster to include the name of the month, the word of the month, and then other little items just to make it pretty.
Next on this page spread I fill out the box just below where I place the title with quotes, words and motivational phrases from the month. This is usually tidbits that I have written down in my daily jotter. These are gathered from my daily reading. I am always writing down sentences that speak to me. Ideas that I need to hone in my own life. Words to motivate and remind me how to live this one precious life I have. While this is not a comprehensive list of those gathered inspirations, it’s just enough.
Events of the month are easy to jot down and find a home under that header. Next, I like to gather a quote that I usually find in my Instagram feed. Very often I am screen shotting quotes and ideas that say ‘hey! don’t forget this!!!’. Then, they find a home right here under the REMEMBER header.
The right side page is this wide open space of journal boxes. This page could easily intimidate the user with ‘what in the world do I place here?’ I decided early on in the year that this would be a place where I spin the stories I will then add to our Family Chapters Album.
I go about this page in the same way as my planner would traditionally go. Using Storyline Embellishments and Sticker Books plus stamps I still make it pretty. Honestly, I just cannot even help myself. I love to set these boxes off with title work, or stamped words to really give attention to the stories that make up my life.
I hope this breaks this Planner Insert and it’s pages up for you. I hope you gain a sense of how you can put this page spread to work for you. I hope most of all that it motivates you to tell your story. Only you can. And this is a great place to do just that.
For an even more detailed look into these pages, watch THIS Planner Process Video to see the evolution of this planner page spread:
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author: Jamie Pate