I had a hard time deciding what sort of system I wanted. I decided that updating a single blog post would be too hard to follow. Separate posts might be a better option, but I strongly suspect that I wouldn't make a post for just one small thing and would therefore miss recording many successes. I worked in a composition book for a few days last week, but was not in love with the paper. Ballpoint pens were necessary to avoid bleedthrough, and I am not a fan of ballpoint pens. Sooooo, I got a journal with a travel themed cover at Target. It will handle liquid pens, but unfortunately not Sharpies.
Three days in, I'm enjoying it. A few notes of explanation for the curious --
- yes, there is an actual schedule under the sticky note. i just covered it before scanning for privacy's sake.
- if you're familiar with The Awe-Manac by Jill Badonsky, you'll see familiar elements -- naming the day, the "today i get to" list, and journal juju
- i'm keeping track of my "try something new" assignment with the adventures list.
- i did pick up the funky shui chair yesterday, which could go on my success list and my adventure list actually. i'm really bad at allowing myself to have things i want.
- funky shui is a term from a fantastic book (whose author i'll have to edit in later). it's about decorating around the things you love rather than hiding them away or not bringing them home in the first place. for example, if you see a suit of armor at a flea market and want it but think "where would i put it???" take it home and decorate around it. if you love a suit of armor, you probably love other medieval themed things too, so just go with it. or, if you collect pez dispensers, don't hide them away. come up with a great way to display them.