EP. 92 // Pop-Culture Planning w/ RACHEL GAJARDO

Today we have #plannerbabe Rachel Gajardo - a health insurance agent by day and a professional sticker hunter by night - on the podcast. On her social media account @popcultureplanner she strives to be vulnerable about her health, wellness, and creative journeys, hoping to connect with other crafty planners and millennials everywhere.

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Rachel Gajardo is a crafty Filipina-Latina based in Huntington Beach, California. Her favorite color is peach and her weapon of choice is a glue gun. From a young age she had interests in performing arts, scrapbooking, and photography. After graduating from UCLA in 2016, she struggled to navigate post-grad life and started using Passion Planner as a way to cope with her anxiety. Her planner then evolved into a creative outlet where she was able to infuse her love of planning with pop culture. Her mom is her greatest hero and continues to inspire her with her silent strength and humility. She wishes to own a creative business in the near future.


SUMMARY //

Rachel Gajardo starts off by explaining to A + K how she created her Instagram account to get a planner company’s attention. She also talks about her ‘tunnel vision’ in thinking there is only one right way to be a creative person, and forgetting that there are so many possibilities & models for living a creative life! She’s proof!

Rachel’s answer the question ‘Why pop culture?’ and goes into detail about what we’re all dying to know about: (1) where does she get all her stickers and (2) her process from choosing a theme to the sticker hunt to how far in advance she plans. YAY!

CURRENTLY ROUND //

(inspired by Kristin's CURRENTLY CARD)

WATCHING: Stranger Things, S3
READING: Steve Jobs
LISTENING TO: Julia Michael’s new album
MAKING: a tofu salad
FEELING: nostalgic
PLANNING:
fall spreads
LOVING:
her family, friends, co-workers, and planner besties

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Where to find RACHEL //

| INSTAGRAM : @popcultureplanner |

SHOW NOTES //

@popcultureplanner
Passion Planner
Amanda + The Happy Planner®
Archer & Olive notebooks
Leuchtturm 1917 planner
The Happy Planner® WELLNESS Planner
Kylie and the egg
Rachel’s Jenner spread
Rachel’s Lilo and Stitch
Rachel’s Stranger Things spread
E! channel
Project Runway
Stranger Things; Queer Eye
Red Bubble
etsy
GO WILD! Planner event
Rachel’s 26th birthday post

AFTER-CHATTER SHOW //

Head to our Patreon page to sign up for just $5 a month to hang out backstage with Amanda, Kristin, and Rachel as the conversation continues. See ya there, friends! xoxo