We took our daughter to the opening parade for the Saskatoon Exhibition a few weeks ago. I think this is her second time seeing the parade, while it’s my first. I was on my holidays so I was able to experience this with her.
Here is an attempt at something. I’ve come across The Sunday Currently over on Carina’s site and I thought I could give it a try. Trying doesn’t hurt… Sometimes… Right?
I’m currently reading John Wyndham’s The Chrysalids. My husband recommended it to me saying it’s a good read. It’s one of those stories which pisses you off yet you can’t put it down at the same time. You have no idea how many times I wanted to throw this book across the room to a wall to help make me feel better.
NOTHING. Absolutely nothing.
My daughter and I have been playing Taylor Swift’s Look What You Made Me Do since it came out.
Today, it’s the lingering smell of Lucky Me Pancit Canton seasoning in the air. I had it for breakfast. I miss Filipino food most days.
More energy. I have been feeling extremely exhausted the past few weeks.
I get everything I needed to do done in such short time. Both at home, and work.
The most comfortable outfit I own: an oversized red sweater, and my husband’s old college sweatpants. Sundays = comfort over style. Unless we need to go out, or if I have to work.
Loving how close we are to fall season.
I need more time to myself. Yes that does sound a bit selfish. However, I believe giving myself enough attention will help me be a better mom, and a better employee. I need to learn how to balance everything in my life.
I’m feeling nervous and excited. My baby girl will start pre-school in 2 weeks. Part of me is happy that she get to start a different chapter in her life, while another part of me is a bit sad at the fact my baby is growing up so fast.
The Sunday Currently originally by Sidda Thornton.
First, what is a bullet journal / bullet journaling? I will reference to a video Ryder Carroll posted a few years ago as it would better explain what this whole system is.
When I decided to try this particular system, it quickly got very intimidating. Here’s the thing about me, I can be a little hard on myself making sure everything is just perfect. I needed uniformity before I even started writing anything on my notebook of choice for this endeavour. I bought a moleskine, a nice pen to write with, and I spent a good amount of time browsing Instagram.
I spent a lot of time looking at different layouts at Instagram. There were colourful ones, and colour coordinated ones. There were bullet journals with fancy handwritten headers written with fancy pens I wouldn’t be able to afford. There were those which cleverly used washi tapes: from marking the calendar, to aid in adhering pictures. I knew from the beginning I wouldn’t be able to keep up with all the colourful layouts and designs so I started browsing minimalist layouts I could try. This didn’t help either because of how clean and organized they looked. I mean, how come no one have erasures on their pages?
But then I saw this video circling Facebook and it’s the best thing I have seen which will cater to those who wanted to try bullet journaling who: a) don’t know where to start; or b) is simply intimidated of the possible messy state their journal will end up at.
The most important thing to remember is to not overthink it. It’s ok if nothing’s color coordinated. It’s ok it’s messy. It’s ok if it doesn’t look like what’s on Instagram. What matters is whatever layout, decoration, or colours you have on your bullet journal works for you and how you use your journal.