A Year Into My Bullet Journal

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A few months ago, I wrote a post about the most important thing when starting a bullet journal because it can be intimidating and stressful. Now here I am, a year after I started my own bullet journal, to let you know what worked for me and what didn’t.

I decided to try bullet journaling because I needed to organize my life. I needed to keep track of activities / meetings my husband and I made with our friends. Add to that all the chores I needed to do around the house, and those I needed to get done at work. This was all before my daughter was old enough to go to pre-school. Now that she’s in pre-school, well, add that to the list of items I needed to keep track of as well.

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Pregnancy Update: WEEK 12

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By the time you read this, I will be a good 10 weeks ahead.

I was told I have been incredibly irritated the past few weeks. The littlest of things upset me and this has caused a bit of an alarm. I noticed this too—I usually have more patience with Taylor, but the past few days was just crazy.

Eating healthy has been a struggle as well. The good thing though is my craving for sweets gets satisfied with certain fruits I like.

Current roof cravings: cheese sandwich with pickles; pineapples; cantaloupes; mangoes; fuji apples; greek salad (only lettuce, feta cheese, olives, and dressing); rice; spam.

Current food aversions: caesar salad and vegetables. Haha!

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3 Reasons I Stopped Using My Moleskine Passions Book Journal

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Remember that time when Moleskine got really popular and their planners were also such a big hit? I bought one only to realize I am not busy enough yet to use it to its full potential. Then they came out with their Passion Journals which I thought was a great idea.

What is a Passion Journal?
It’s a journal for a specific purpose. Its pages are formatted so all you would have to do is fill it up which all corresponds to what the journal is specifically about. At the moment, they offer ten different journals. The one I bought a few years ago was their Book Passion Journal.

What is a Books Passion Journal?
What it is a journal for book lovers, and those who love to read. Pages are separated alphabetically with about 6 pages per alphabet. The pages are formatted so you can fill out the title and author of what you’re reading, when you read it, quotes, your opinions, publisher, awards and extra notes you would like to take note off. There are also blank pages in the back for whatever you would like to use it for.

Why did I buy it?
I enjoy reading. Before I’ve ever heard of this journal I was using a simple notebook to jot down notes, any thoughts I have of the book, and of the quotes I enjoy from it. I wanted to properly document the books I read and I thought a journal specifically designed to do this would be the answer.

However, it wasn’t.

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What’s In My Weekend Makeup Bag?

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A month ago, my family and I decided to spend the long weekend right before school starts at Edmonton. My brother-in-law would be heading there for a bachelor party anyways so we thought why not go there as well.

The bag I brought with me is roughly about 7×6 inches and I was surprised it fit everything I thought I would need for the weekend. I knew for a fact there will be a lot of walking, swimming, and shopping involved. Also, we will be staying in a hotel room so I needed something that would allow me to quickly get ready.

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The Rory Gilmore Reading Challenge

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I have decided to finally take on The Rory Gilmore Reading Challenge.

I spent a good amount of my teenage years watching Gilmore Girls. I’m not sure what drew me into this show. It might have been their fast conversations, Lorelai and Rory’s relationship, the small town and the weirdness of it and it’s population. One thing is for sure though, I adored the fact that Rory reads. and I mean READ. She may not always be seen with a book in hand but the show made it clear how big of a reader she was.

And because I’m a big fan of the show, I’m here trying to see if I can read through the books mentioned / referenced / appeared on the show. IT’s a hefty list but I also enjoy reading. Plus in this challenge I will make it easier for myself to keep me going:

  1. There will no time limit. I can do this challenge in my lifetime; and
  2. If the story doesn’t catch my interest enough, there is no pressure in finishing it. Why? Because one person’s favourite will not always be another’s.

So there it is. Below is a list I found which has been referenced in the show. I will be marking those I have read as I finish them, and those which I have already read before I even started this challenge.

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