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Inspired Year Planner Review

Like almost everyone else I know, time management and work-life balance are not my strong suits. I hardly have time to figure out what to cook for dinner, much less set realistic personal and professional goals.

inspired year planner review - picture of Kathy Pine mom, business owner, creator and designer

Mom, Business Owner, Creator and Designer – Kathy Pine

The Inspired Year Planner will help me become more organized and balanced. It’s very evident the planner’s creator, Kathy Pine, invested considerable thought into its design.

The cover phrase “always expect good things to happen” sets an optimistic tone for the rest of the planner.

Using tabs, the planner is divided into the months of July 2017 through June 2018. Then it’s further divided into individual weeks. The user fills out weekly sections which contains Goals, Daily Focus and Schedule.

At the beginning of each week, there are inspirational quotes such as, “Never give up on a dream because of the time it will take to accomplish it. The time will pass anyway,” (Earl Nightingale) and “The meaning of life is to find your gift. The purpose of life is to give it away” (Pablo Picasso).

I have to admit my cynical and pragmatic personality made a few of the inspirational quotes a bit irritating. However, I think they are great incentives for overcoming the inevitable hurdles and obstacles found in conquering difficult and worthwhile goals.

At the beginning of every month, there is space to organize and plan actions for three goals in four weeks. In the section for January 2018, there is space to reflect on the past year (2017) and write New Year’s resolutions.

I am currently using this planner for two goals:

(1) To help me exercise more and eat healthier and

(2) To start playing the piano again.

I have set realistic goals for myself for this week and month in terms of workouts, eating and practicing. This planner has helped me focus and follow these goals.

I also like how I can track my progress (such as my energy level and mood) in the Notes section and set a daily schedule. Writing everything down and reviewing it adds perspective that’s often missed.

I am using the Inspired Year Planner for personal use, although this planner could also have professional use. For example, someone who owns their own business or wants to start a business.

Also, this planner is excellent for high school and college students who want to become more organized and add perspective.

It would be extremely useful to create an electronic version of this planner in an app. I believe today most people use planners on their phones and computers. Paper calendars and planners are usually neglected.

In addition, some might find it difficult to integrate their goals and schedules from this planner with their electronic work and social schedules. The Inspired Year Planner is available at the one love Paper Company for $39.95.

I wasn’t able to find reviews for the most current version of the planner on Amazon. Last year’s planner received excellent reviews on Amazon. I’m confident next year’s planner will be no different.

About The Author

Sarah S. is a mom of one active 4-year old boy. Her son alternates between being a brave hero and being afraid of the dark at least ten times per day. She lives in Santa Clara, CA.

Sarah received a half year June 2017 – Dec 2017 Inspired Year Planner in exchange for her objective and unbiased review.


  1. I’d be so lost without a planner

  2. I’d really love to win this – need to get back on track now that it’s almost the new year.

  3. Planners help me stay on track with everything. This one sounds great!

  4. Abigail Gibson

    I would love to win this planner for my dad as he is a small business owner.

  5. I would like to give this planner to my husband, he really often forgets something and the planner would help him a lot

  6. I’m naturally quite disorganised, so I need to plan & write everything down just to get through the day.

  7. Annabel Greaves

    This planner will be a great way to keep track of all the family activities during the year xx

  8. Amanda lucas

    I would really like to win this , I would love to be able to share this with my husband .

  9. Jaclyn Mercer

    I really should start using a planner to help organize myself.

  10. clair downham

    i would love to be more organised

  11. Would love to win this planner, lots of dr’s appointments and kids activities to keep track of!

  12. angela eagle

    I always get a planner.I am much more organized that way. It keeps track of appointments, birthdays, anniversaries and every important date. I want to win because I like the inspirational quotes on them. I need one.

  13. Doreen Lamoureux

    I HAVE MANY APPOINTMENTS IN EVERY WEEK… so this would be so helpful. I love the inspirational quotes… that is sweet.

  14. Stephanie LaPlante

    I’d like a planner to keep track of all my appointments and things to do.

  15. I like setting goals for myself, realistic long and short term goals. A planner would be helpful for this

  16. Andrea Fletcher

    I would like to win this for my daughter to help her keep more organised.

  17. Julie Bolduc

    I always use a planner because if not my life would be upside down

  18. Rebecca Sutton

    i have a hectic work like, mixed with after school clubs, and family things, i could store it all in one place with a year planner!

  19. Andrea Hickey

    To manage my time better

  20. John Agwazim

    Very nice of you.

  21. I make a lot of lists for things I need to get done and a planner is perfect for this!

  22. I have found that keeping up to date with a planner is one of the best ways to stay organized and in control of my life!

  23. Betty Jane Wojnar

    I want to wint this because I can start a wonderful new year with my family and be organized this time!

  24. Tiffany Banks

    I would love to win because these are beautiful planners and I need a new one!

  25. Rachel Craig

    A good idea for encouraging and enabling us to focus on goals :- Therefore allowing us to forward plan, manage our time, and evaluate our successes.

  26. I am a big believer in using planners to stay organized, and this planner would be super helpful to keep me organized

  27. With four children and a large family, including 5 nephews and 3 nieces I need to stay organised! Lots of dates, meetings, birthdays etc to remember so a planner is essential!

  28. I like these books to write on it

  29. Angela Treadway

    I would love to win this because it will help me stay super organized and with two kids need to write all their appointments down and stuff! X

  30. id like to win as i like to keep lists of things to do but always end up losing them, this way i could keep them all in the same place

  31. Alexandra Nikolaidou

    I would love to win this planner! I want to be very organised in 2018, to eat healthier and achieve all my goals!

  32. I have to have a good planner to make it through the weeks! I don’t know what I would do without one! I love the inspirational covers on these planners.

  33. new year new me set new goals

  34. I want to win because I just began college and need to be more organized.

  35. Lorna Ledger

    For my amazing daughter who suffers from mental health issues, I won’t go into our story but writing things down really helps – thank you – a lovely journal

  36. I have a pen…I need a nice planner.

  37. fiona waterworth

    due to my husband and myself being disabled, we have a multitude of appointments so could do with a planner to keep track

  38. Florence M Miller

    Entering this for my daughter, a great planner is essential to her photography business!

  39. Jeanae Gamble

    I always wanted to try on of these really pretty planners but I can’t afford to buy them. I do like to plan so as of right now I just use a regular notebook

  40. This planner would be a great place to download what’s in my brain and keep me organized.

  41. I would love to win these gorg journal notebooks! The design is inspiring and I think will motivate me throughout the year.

    Thank you for this opportunity!

  42. Samantha Plotkin

    I would love to win to organize my goals for 2018

  43. We’re expecting a baby and I’d prefer to be organised when the baby arrives!

  44. I am a very busy mom of 4 kiddos and keeping my schedule straight requires some serious effort. A planner would be fantastic!

  45. Really would like to start planning better.

  46. always need a planner

  47. Richard Hicks

    I always use a planner but I like this one because of the inspirational quotes.

  48. The quotes are great. My reason for wanting it is using my phone is not cutting it. If I do not write it down then I tend to forget things. There has been times that my phone notifies me 15 mins before the event. In reality… I missed it!
    I swear I was not like this pre-kids.

  49. I’ve always had a planner…It makes thing easier to remember and more fun to write down!

  50. I love planners to stay organized.

  51. Christy Peeples DuBois

    I have felt stressed for some time now because I am so unorganized. I have a note here and another note elsewhere and can never find the note I need when I need it. I am hoping that using an inspired planner will have all of my notes in one place.

  52. Chantelle Daigle

    I used to be so scatter-brained and just sort of flying by the seat of my pants but for the last two years, I’ve made a real effort to use a planner and it has changed my life! Sure could use one for next year 😉

  53. My life is so hectic at the moment and going into next year. I would love to get organised with the help of the planner


    I like documenting things because its easier to keep up with what all you have to do.

  55. My life is so disorganized I really need a planner to get my life together.

  56. Tracie Cooper

    I would love to win this planner because I have a chronic genetic disease and its so make easier to keep track of household duties and medical appointments when I have them written down in my planner.

  57. I’m looking for my first planner! I need a place where I can keep track of everything, and jot down my thoughts as well.

  58. I like starting my new academic year with a new inspiring planner. I always get lost in time and space.

  59. melanie huttner

    I’d love the planner because I am trying to be more organized and I think it would really help me with my goals!

  60. Cathleen King

    I would love to win this because it can help me start with my business and be organized.

  61. claire woods

    To help me keep on top of all the appointments / school work etc.

  62. I love planners because they keep me on top of things and I tend to write down every special thing that happens every day in them. Sort of like a cliff notes diary. lol

  63. Ruth Harwood

    This would be great to help me remember important appointments!

  64. I would love to win this to give to my best friend as a gift. She loves planners and these are super gorgeous!

  65. My planner has my whole life planned out. This planner would help a lot.

  66. Shalida Dobbins

    No I would love to win this because I would love to become more organized.

  67. Cassandra D.

    I would like to jot down my goals.

  68. I really like to make lists and write down my goals.. i have been searching for a good planner but unable to find one..


    Lovely planner with beautiful and positive words to make it possible. Thanks for the wonderful chance 🙂 very generous.

  70. Suzanne Carrier

    I would love to win this planner.
    Its simply beautiful and functional at the same time.

  71. Cindy Murray

    I would love to win the planner because i want tio try the law of attraction – let me see what i can manifest! Maybe the planner! 😀

  72. Lillian Dollarhide

    I love this planner. I am wanting one like this. Havw a good one

  73. I’d love to win as they are lovely designs and I couldn’t remember anything without a diary

  74. Bianca Rogoveanu

    I always say about myself that I was born to plan. I am a perfectionist by nature, and without a planner in my life I’m lost ! HaHa ! Thank you so much for the chance, big hugs !

  75. claire griffiths

    i would really like to win as i have not got a 2018 planner yet

  76. Jessica Whitehouse

    I introduced my daughter to planners over the summer. She now uses hers at college every day. It’s a great way for her to keep track of her work schedule, class work, and social groups.

  77. Patricia Green

    This is not only beautiful, but inspirational as well! I’m still a planner kinda gal. I just can’t use electronics to plan my life.

  78. I’d love to have it for tracking family activities – in a beautiful format!

  79. Jeannae Davis

    I am new to the “planning” world, but for someone who writes down everything…I’m In Love! This would be a great start for me! I

  80. Laura Pritchard

    Organised is my middle name so this really appeals to me!

  81. Lots of talented people have written about the value of inspiration. It leads to imagination and creation which, in turn, lead to success and prosperity among many other blessings. I love the idea of starting each day with inspiration and a clear idea of what appointments and tasks I have.

  82. Delaney Closs

    I would love to use this to keep track of my goals!

  83. I want to win the planner, because I do not have one for 2018 yet.

  84. I need one to keep track of who is where when

  85. Jamie Williams

    I’ve seen so many adorable planners and I just can’t seem to afford them. I’d love to win this to keep up with my daughter’s school activities and my appointment’s too!.

  86. Annjanette Jackson

    I want to win this planner because it will help me reach my goals in an organized way.

  87. Monika Bascombe

    I use planner every year for my husbands doctor and hospital appointments .

  88. Elizabeth Cooke

    For me I find motivational messages really helpful to keep me going, so this really appeals to me along with the practical planner to help me achieve!

  89. Sally Collingwood

    I could really do with some good organising in my job! This would definately be a good start.

  90. To help me get organised and stay motivated!

  91. I love planners, they keep me sane.

  92. Cathy Coibion

    I have to keep up with three married daughters and their families, I need things in writing!!!

  93. Kelsey vinson

    My planner will be no good after december. Need this to keep up with our busy lives

  94. I’ve been living in a fog for most of the past 2 years since I lost my daughter to suicide. I need to get motivated to do something, so maybe others won’t know the pain of losing someone that way. Hopefully this would give me the motivation to do just that.

    • Hi Janice

      Thank you for sharing your story. I’m sorry for your lost. I visited your website and I commend you for taking your tragedy and using it to help others.


  95. I want to inspire her to organise herself in the new year and stick to her weight loss goals

  96. Dana Matthews

    I’d like to win this for my daughter who is a college student. She needs a little help staying organized.

  97. Heather R Kelly

    I can’t wait to check out this planner!

  98. Because I have not got one for next year yet

  99. Shea Balentine

    We have a very busy household, so it would be nice to have a nice planner to help keep things a bit more organized…. ya know, versus sticky notes being everywhere.. lol

  100. jackie rushton

    Because it will really help me clear my head and organise my life! I have a habit of always storing dates/events in my head and it always ends badly!

  101. I need a planner to be more organized and keep all the moving pieces in place. There’s always too much going on, but writing things down helps me plan ahead and keep from forgetting anything important. I already have dates to keep track of in 2018, so the sooner I start planning, the better!

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