I turn a year older today.
I don’t particularly feel my age (nor do people believe it because I don’t look it), so I guess being a year older doesn’t mean much. But I thought it would be fitting to do a currently post, just to share where I am now–or today really. It’s always nice to have these sorts of things documented.
Reading — Someone Like You by Sarah Dessen. I recently got into the idea of rereading all of her books in chronological order of release. I recently finished That Summer and it was such a fun, quick read, I feel like I can do it. I just have to be mindful of taking some time out of my day to actually sit down and read. Because if you know me, I’m always creating something and often forget to take the time to consume a little too.
Watching — Absolutely nothing! I don’t really watch TV much and I haven’t watch a movie in a while. My go-to are Youtube videos, but I’ve been so busy making things, I haven’t gone through my massive subscription list to watch anything. So I’ve got a fun day ahead to binge all the videos!
Listening — This 90s pop playlist that I quickly created white I was refreshing my website. I don’t know how it happened, but one minute I was fine and going about my business, and the next minute I was singing a Backstreet Boys song I hadn’t heard in years. So, I went to the music and have been jamming my little 90s heart out. It’s amazing how I still remember every word and every ad-lib to all the songs when I can’t even remember what I learned in 3rd grade! My little 10 year old self would be proud of me.
Creating — A faux Delfonics Pouch! I recently shared this pouch I made over on my Youtube channel. I’ve been wanting a Delfonics Utility Pouch for awhile now, after watching way too many “what’s in my journaling pouch” videos. But the pouch is really expensive for what it is and some of the colors I liked are are very hard to come by. So I decided to make my own! I basically used the Delfonics stock photos to recreate the pouch with my own fabrics I already had lying around. Y’all, I honestly was’t expecting the wonderful response I received to my video showing the pouch I created! You are all really interested in a DIY video of sorts, so I may create one, as well as create a pattern of the pouch I made so that it’ll be easier to follow along and create your own!
Loving — The Get Messy Season of Failure! Leave it to Caylee to inspire me always. She had us looking at all of the art journaling pages that we’ve created that we absolutely love. Then take into account what was similar about all of the ones we chose. Then she challenged us to create a spread with none of those techniques/mediums we use often that all those pages had in common. I actually haven’t had the time to sit down and create my challenge spread, but I did take stock of my journaling pages that I love and it’s so amazing to see my style shine through each and every one!
Sharing — Some happy mail! I can honestly see why it’s called happy mail–it’s fun for the receiver of it and also super fun for the giver! I enjoyed myself creating little bits and decorating all the little packages for some surprise happy mail I sent to one of my crafty friends! I got loads of inspiration from the snail mail ladies on Youtube and IG (you know the ones…they’re obsessed with Maggie Holmes!).
Feeling — Pretty good considering that the first three months of this year I have been feeling pretty low. I think it’s the change of the seasons. Spring makes me feel rejuvenated and generally a lot more motivated to get stuff done. I’ve been in a pretty good headspace recently, which I’m very happy about. It’s so much easier to get on with your day when you’re not bogged down with unhappy thoughts.
Planning — On changing up my planner setup. I initially wanted to try out a Hobonichi Weeks setup, but I’ve been missing creating my own monthly spread Bujo-style, so for now I’ve decided to move into my B6 Slim TN that I was initially going to use for 2019. I’m going to use little booklets for a very simplified Bujo setup. I feel this would work best as a big chunky notebook overwhelms me. I’ve also been planning out a new story idea that I’m going to attempt to begin writing. Writing is always so hard for me now, but the story and plot (I have a plot!) idea seem really solid. So I’d like to at least try and get a substantial amount of this story written.
Quitting — The 100 Day Project. I knew that these long term daily project just don’t mesh well with me, but I decided to give it a go and do 100 Days of Drawing. I did manage to get five days done and I rather enjoyed getting back to drawing, but I don’t think I can make the habit of doing it every day. I’m the type that gets bored really easily when things get too repetitive, so I’m constantly changing up my schedule by doing different things.