What am I interested in this week? Read on and see!
I’m giving this system a try after several years of looking at it and finding it intriguing–I had a partially used Leuchtturm1917 journal sitting on the shelf. I’d gotten it about this time last year and had been using it for random doodles, so I was able to repurpose into a Bullet Journal through page removal and deployment of paperclips to hold together the pages I wasn’t able to remove.
I’ve been browsing some bullet journal focused blogs but am trying to otherwise stay away from the rabbit hole that is planner enthusiast blogs/Instagram/Pinterest. I neither need nor want to go down the road where updating my planner is my primary leisure activity–the whole point of a planner is so I know what I have going on so I can get shit done. I am fascinated by how this particular community seems to be mostly female, though, and I do wonder if that has to do with the fact that women generally take on a lot more emotional labor than men and usually have a lot more things of which to keep track. And if you have to keep a lot of lists or a schedule so you don’t fall behind, you may as well make the act of keeping those lists and schedules enjoyable–therefore, pretty planners.
Seriously, this is the best calendar I could have gotten for work. It’s going to be a bumpy ride this year at day job, so the combined absurdity and chill of goats in trees is perfect.
This is an e-course I’m taking that is all about establishing small positive habits. So far, it’s great–the habit I’m working on in January is a small drawing every day with the goal of doing a small drawing every day this year. It’s a really positive class and if you want to follow my progress, I’m holding myself accountable by posting pictures to Instagram.
I guess these three things are emblematic what I want from 2016: develop positive habits, more structure, and yet still be able to embrace life as it happens. I’ll get there, one way or another.