A6: The little size that could

Hey everyone! I’m writing even though I’m having the time of my life blowing my nose and coughing like crazy. Yep–cold & flu season has arrived in my household, and I’ve been chugging water like a madwoman in an attempt to stay hydrated since my appetite is nonexistent.

So how are YOU? 😉

Today I’m solemnly confessing two things:

  1. I am back to planning in the A6 size, and
  2. I am back to planning in rings.

WHAT?! Yes, you read that right.

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Planner trends I won’t follow

Hello again and Happy March!

A couple of weeks ago, a sweet friend I met in this community teased me about my never having tried a Hobonichi Weeks. She said I just had to try it, so I did what I always do: I looked at a ton of pictures under the Hobonichi Weeks hashtag on Instagram. Then I mosied over to YouTube and watched videos gleefully praising the Weeks and how it was so amazing.

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One Binge At A Tme

From time to time, I’ll be deviating just a little from the regular content to blog about things I love and enjoy for the pleasure of sharing it here in my little corner of the inter-webs.

Let me preface this by saying: I rarely watch TV. When my daughter is home we prefer to keep her engaged in imaginative play or some other type of activity, but when I need to work, I’ll turn the TV on or give her the iPad.

There are only three shows I have any interest in watching or binge-watching–and they all happen to be on Netflix coincidentally:

  1. Friends (I can practically quote every episode),
  2. Stranger Things (I cannot wait until July!!), and
  3. The recent remake of One Day At A Time starring Justina Machado and Rita Moreno.

If you’re not watching this show, I strongly recommend that you start ASAP. It starts off a little slow (IMO) in the first season but they tackle plenty of serious issues such as living with PTSD, coping with anxiety and depression, joining support groups, rebuilding a life after divorce and deployment, teen homosexuality, political awareness and the importance of voting in America, and even what it’s like to almost lose a beloved family member.

There hasn’t been a single season of ODAAT where I don’t shed a tear or flat out ugly cry-sob. This show is really that amazing, and although it’s only been on for three seasons, it truly deserves to be renewed. I’m not sure what Netflix is doing because they’re very hush-hush about their shows, and ODAAT is sadly not on the same million-viewer status like Stranger Things nor does it have the longevity Friends does. It does, however, warrant a watch and not only that–it deserves to be renewed.

So that’s my very brief, unsponsored and unpaid promo for this show. I love it, it speaks to me personally as someone who has dealt with a few of the issues the writers have genuinely crafted into their storyline. Give it a watch and I can promise there will be more of you who love it than who don’t.

How effective is a mood tracker?

Hey guys! Today I want to talk to you about tracking your mood in the bullet journal. This is something I only started doing in January but so far I’ve really enjoyed the process.

When I created my first one, I’d been inspired by Kayla from planningwithkay who tracks her mood in conjunction with writing about her day in one line. The one line restriction is great for people who might not be as inclined to write much about their day. I tried that in January, but for February I wanted to try a dedicated mood tracker on a single page. I used my Dear Lily Designs heart stencil to create the page and I was really happy with the result.

February’s mood tracker. It wasn’t a good month for me. Lots of pressure with a couple classes and naturally not enough rest. I did have some pretty productive days though!

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Mixing it up

Last week I posted a photo on Instagram showing my bullet journal among my traveler’s notebooks. I’ve never denied my affection for traveler’s notebooks, and when I tried bullet journaling in an LT1917 notebook for the first time in December 2016, I eventually returned to bullet journaling in my traveler’s notebooks.

Ahhh, happiness. 🙂 Clockwise: B6 Classic, Nano (this holds my stencils), Lihit Lab case, the LT1917, and the A6 Deluxe.

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How far in advance should I make my spreads?

I see this question posed often in the bullet journal community, and almost always the answer is: it depends on you. With February mercifully behind me, I decided to keep my entire March monthly spread uniform using the same spread each week while leaving some room to decorate.

I’ve already begun filling in next week’s spread.

Now that we’re also quickly approaching the middle of March (seriously, how is it going by so quickly??), I need to start thinking about setting April up as well as getting my next bullet journal.

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