I have been using this planner mostly to document a trip I took at the beginning of this year, but I've already started using it to record my schedule now that I'm back to my daily life. It's very easy to write in my schedule for each day, appointments that I have with clients, and goals I'd like to set for myself, such as waking up at the same time every day.
The cover is a great, durable hardcover that feels like it will withstand a fair amount of use. I do wish this model also had the little metal corner protectors, but I'm not that worried about it getting too damaged. As Day Designer likes to remind you, planners are just going to look a little worn after a year of using them nearly every day or every day. I have not seen any signs of wear yet (and it's traveled with me to France from the US and back). The colors are great and accurate to the photos.
The only reason I gave this 4 stars instead of 5 is that I do some work on the weekends as well as chores and housework, and I would have liked to have a to-do list for each day, so I could record what I'd like to get done over the weekend, instead of just my schedule. I understand having the whole weekend on one page, and I don't mind that design, but I wish instead of a daily schedule I had to-do lists.
All in all, I love this planner. So far, it's one of my favorite planners that I've ever had, and I look forward to using it for the rest of the year. I got mine pretty close to the new year, and right now it is…