TESTIMONIAL! // Alicia Gonzalez!


Thoughts + Words From Our Happy Planner® SQUAD


Remember when Harry Potter found out he was a wizard and he walked into Diagon Alley for the first time? He saw SO MANY wizards and witches and it was overwhelming and amazing and he felt for the first time in his life like he BELONGED? These were HIS PEOPLE!

That’s the only way to describe the last year as a Happy Planner®️SQUAD member. A year with my people, filled with love and wonder and STRAIGHT MAGIC.  ✨

SO MUCH has been brought into my life by this company before the SQUAD and now to be associated with it is just unbelievable. A company that encourages happiness and kindness and creativity. A true dream come true. As someone that doesn’t venture outside of her box, like ever, I was hesitant about applying for the SQUAD. For starters, I’ve applied before for the Design Team and wasn’t chosen. I’m so glad I tried again. The second reason was that I was terrified. I’m socially awkward (or just awkward) and the idea of FLYING (my greatest fear) to California and MEETING THESE PEOPLE IN PERSON was so scary/exciting. I don’t really do well in social settings and with strangers, but this was a whole different ballgame. These were MY PEOPLE. These were people that I’ve connected with for years online so they didn’t feel like strangers. They were my friends. So after gathering the courage to apply, the ridiculous HIGH after being selected, and the TRIP OF A FREAKIN LIFETIME to The Happy Planner®️BOOTCAMP; I’ve made true, lasting friendships with so many of my fellow SQUAD members. And that has been my favorite part. I love and respect each and every one of them.

And can we talk about the GROWTH?! I give ALL THE GLORY to God for allowing me the the opportunity this year to GROW beyond belief. The ability to face the fear of flying to BOOTCAMP and putting myself out there has given me ALL THE CONFIDENCE. I have grown in ways I couldn’t imagine. I have started a wellness journey thanks to the Healthy Hero and my wellness planner. My lettering has improved immensely thanks to all my practice in my Happy NOTES™️and all the support of my fellow SQUAD members and this community. And due to my new relationships with my SQUAD, my life feels RICHER. And not just the SQUAD, this whole planner community is full of my people. Tons and tons of like-minded individuals that share the same passion for paper and organizing and planning a happy life. It is an amazing feeling to have a place where you can go that you just feel like you belong. Where you’re not judged or ridiculed or looked down upon because your hobbies. A place where other crafty humans understand how you feel and are constantly encouraging and uplifting each other.

This has been one of my greatest adventures and I am so grateful for the opportunity to be a small part this company. So grateful for my past year full of love and wonder and STRAIGHT MAGIC. ✨

Do y’all think Harry found a spell to make time stand still? Or perhaps we’ll just steal Hermione’s Time-Turner? 💛

XOXO, Alicia