After getting over my initial disappointment in not having a lovely cloth bound planner, I figured out how to print this at home, and I'm so grateful and thrilled to be able to use my favorite planner ever.
Tips for anyone trying to print this at home: Definitely do several test prints of a few pages each. I ended up using fit to printable area with borders so that I would have room for my combinding. I also just printed out about a third of the year, and will print more when I need to. I ended up just using my regular paper, cardstock, combs, and plastic covers that I already owned. This made the whole thing very inexpensive, especially since I have an Eco tank printer and already owned a comb binder and the accessories. If you don't own these things, you might check with a homeschooling mom friend since lots of homeschoolers own this kind of equipment.
I am truly thrilled with the way this turned out, while simultaneously already looking forward to next year's gorgeously bound already printed version. I am so thankful to be able to use this wonderful, restful, purposeful planner again this year.
The April 1, 2022 Yearly Examen retreat was challenging and welcoming and Jenn helped our group hold the door wide open for both of these experiences. Looking back at the past year with both loving and critical eyes is a helpful way to swim through the sometimes murky waters of your life and emerge bathed in sunlight ready to begin again, which we have to do over and over during our lifetime. The Examen helped me see, in concrete ways, how I would like to keep some thoughts, attitudes and practices and lovingly lay to rest other aspects of my behavior and my Christian practice. Diving into the crystal water of a new practice is challenging because I don't know where it will take me, but using the Examen I was able to see the pathway to newness a little more clearly. I highly recommend this excellent retreat if you're looking for clarity, authenticity, and depth.
At the end of the April Yearly Examen Guided Retreat, I felt challenged and refreshed. Jenn is able to facilitate a groups of strangers in a way that allows the Holy Spirit to open our eyes and hearts to the other participants and to God. I was able to hear some things that God had been saying and I hadn't been listening well. It was a safe space to be vulnerable. It was also a place of curiosity and wonder. I wholeheartedly recommend it!