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Showing posts from December, 2018

2018 New Year's Resolution Update

2018 was the first year I ever set New Year's Resolutions. My family were never ones to make resolutions. As a goal oriented person it is odd that I had never made resolutions prior to 2018. In this blog post I will share the resolutions I made at the beginning of the year. For each resolution I will update on wether I achieved it and if I plan to make a similar resulting for 2019. For another blog post that is similar to this post check out What I Learned In 2017 . Run 10 Miles Without Stopping In August of 2017 I got back into running. Shortly after getting back into running I fell in love with it and starting setting goals for myself. It wasn't until December that I made the resolution/goal to run 10 miles without stopping. This is a distance I had never run before. I am happy to report that I did achieve this goal not too long into 2018. As of now I am strength training and am not running more than 2 miles at a time, so running 10 miles without stopping is not a reso

Zero Waste Goals For 2019

As a New Year's Resolution for 2018 I wanted to reduce the amount of waste I was creating and start implementing zero waste practices and products into my life. For example over the past year I have been able to reduce the amount of paper I use significantly. For more on how I did that as a planner check out my blog post  Switching to a Digital Planner-Paperless Planning . The amount of waste I produce in the kitchen has also been reduced. As an environmental studies major and environmental advocate, I want to make even more sustainable changes in my life. The following blog post will describe the goals I have for 2019 regarding zero waste and sustainability and how I plan to achieve each goal. Roommates As of August I moved into my first apartment and am living with three other young women. I have been able to encourage them to recycle by providing a bin for them to put recyclables that are not accepted by our apartment, but there are still areas that I would like to educat

8 Weekly Bullet Journal Spreads You Have to Use in 2019

As 2018 comes to an end, I thought I would share some of my favorite weekly spreads. Whether you are planning to start using a bullet journal at the start of the new year or you are a seasoned bujo pro, these weekly spreads are simple to create and cute. Since I plan digitally, I use an iPad and the application  GoodNotes  and  Bargain Depot Stylus 2 Pack  from Amazon. If you are curious to why I plan digitally you should check out my blog post  Switching to a Digital Planner-Paperless Planning . Now lets get into these weekly spreads. The layout for these weekly spreads were all the same except for the last spread. I prefer a vertical layout. These themes could be easy adapted to fit a horizontal layout or any type of layout that you prefer. I also include a food log for each day, but as you will see there is room for other trackers, spreads, notes, to do lists, or any other feature that you include in your weekly spreads. Honey Comb One of my favorite weekly spreads that I

November Book Review: Visible Empire

My Reasons For Reading This Book I have had this book pinned on Pinterest to read for a while now, basically since it was published and just have never chosen it to read. After getting behind in my personal reads due to being in a horror fiction reading class this semester, I needed a relatively short book since I was starting it later into the month than I usually would. I went into my Books To Read Pinterest board and saw Visible Empire by Hannah Pittard , read the summary, was intrigued and decided to check it out from the library. Content of the Book This book is based on the true event of the June 3, 1962 Paris Orly Airport plane crash. More than one hundred of the passengers killed in the plane crash were prominent citizens of Atlanta, Georgia. The book follows the lives of the loved ones of those killed in the plane crash. The story is filled with guilt, love, scandal, issues of race, social standards, and of course money and wealth. Visible Empire follows takes you i

Step-By-Step Christmas Weekly Bullet Journal Spread

With my last holiday themed step-by-step weekly spread being so successful, I thought I would create another one. This step-by-step tutorial gives the details needed to create a Christmas ornament weekly bullet journal spread. Since I plan digitally I use an iPad and the application  GoodNotes  and  Bargain Depot Stylus 2 Pack  from Amazon. If you are curious to why I plan digitally you should check out my blog post  Switching to a Digital Planner-Paperless Planning . Step #1: Weekly Layout For this particular spread I used a horizontal layout that included space at the top for the ornaments, daily food trackers and space for any notes or to do lists. What is great about this weekly layout is that the empty space at the bottom allows for you to customize the layout and add habit trackers or any other element that you use in your weekly spreads. For this spread I recommend having a layout that has space large enough for the ornaments, I used mine as a header.