Getting Organized: Bullet Journal Inspired

There’s something so promising about the purchase of a new planner—and yet something so daunting about choosing the right system. At least that’s how it feels to me. Every year or so, I find myself looking for a more efficient way to keep all of my notes and plans in one place. There are digital systems that people rave about—Evernote seems incredible—but I just can’t stop myself from jotting things down on scraps of paper. I was always the copious note-taker in class. Writing things down is a way for me to commit things to memory.

So I fell quickly down the Bullet Journal (BuJo, colloquially) rabbit hole when I was given an introduction last fall. It’s been a bumpy start…

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Merry Christmas!

Wishing you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Thank you for making this space such a special thing for me—I’m grateful for your reading throughout the year! Wishing you joy, love, and peace in 2018.

¡Feliz Navidad! (& Friday links)

Last night will certainly stand out as a holiday highlight for me—we attended Hudson’s first grade concert! Parents and other dedicated fans packed the room and raised their smartphones high while we watched the 60 or so children sing and sway. There was, of course, “Feliz Navidad,” but they’d also memorized Spanish translations of “My Favorite Things,” “Frosty,” “Jingle Bells,” “Dreidel” and others. It was delightful! There were definitely a few yawns on stage as it got closer to the end—nearing bedtime for those six-year-olds—which made Aron and I laugh.

Today, our family arrives from Germany—Aron’s sister, brother-in-law, and their two boys—and everyone is so excited to spend time with them over the break. I get to go off for a manicure and pedicure with the ladies on Saturday morning while all the boys (and Skyler) do… well, I don’t know. But we’ll all decorate cookies when we get back!

And then it’s Christmas eve! Visions of sugarplums and the jolly old elf.

I definitely haven’t watched enough holiday specials. It’s going too fast! Speaking of which, I did just re-watch The Holiday and Little Women (1994). Any favorites? I’ve been told I need to watch A Christmas Prince.

Pass those suggestions along and here are some links of note in the meantime… 

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