Hello, my name is Lissy and I am a planner girl.
Over the past four years or so I have dived right into the world of paper planning. It’s a nice hobby of collecting all sorts of things for the use of planning – pens, stickers, paper, washi tape – if it can be used, I has it!
Sadly, I am finding that I have planner angst. I define this as a “need to set-up a system of planning incessantly”. One moment, I’m all about a traveler’s notebook, then I think I would be better suited using my Hobonichi, while I’m over here setting up another bullet journal. It’s exhausting me. I have been a paper planner since I arrived to the corporate world many moons ago. I have even took a plain notebook and made my own. This really shouldn’t be a big deal, right?
Even with this damn illness I am a girl with plans – somewhere. You can’t get much done if you are constantly changing it all up. It doesn’t help that I am coming into another planner season (we have two, the start of the academic year and a January start). Will I need a planner for my finances? for tracking my health? oh, but did you see that new cover that came out? All the while, my lovely plans get scrapped for a new notebook, stamp set or pen.
Ok, I do admit that I my addictive personality is adoring all the commotion I am causing. We’re going to go set up a new bullet journal in just a few. See what I mean? I offer no solution because I have yet to find one. But, I won’t stop trying until I have all the planners!!
If you are curious about what I am talking about in regards to Hobonichi, bullet journals or paper planning in general – drop me a line. I have loads of information to share.
Now that the days are shorter and life is getting cozy again, I’ve been reflecting on my goals. This past summer has been a rough one with my own motivation going slightly array. It has taken all that I possess to get in front of my computer lately and keep this blog going.
I know that compared to five years ago, I’ve come a long way health wise. I know I still push myself, my eating habit are crap and exercise is a laugh. With this in mind, I sat down this past weekend to work out some goals in three areas that I had the most concern about with my health.
This has led me to a three-part series that I will be sharing with you over the next few months. Frist, I will be working on Tracking My Illness with paper and an app. Then, onto two very critical aspects to keeping me well – Fitness and Food. This girl really needs a plan when it comes to fitness and food. With this, I will also be working out “Plan B” for the days when my illness flares and it halt’s any game plans I have lined up.
I hope you will join me on this trek as I am so very excited to get moving!
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They say Arizona doesn’t have seasons – we do too!! It’s called Pumpkin Spice Latte Season!
This past week the weather has slowly dipped under 100 degrees and now the house is decked out in its Fall decor! Pumpkin candles are burning and copious amount of tea have been consumed…I am so ready for this!
I have officially left the first three stages of The Kon Mari Method, ending August on a high note. Last month I got rid of my most favorite things – paper. Well, I got rid of old used bank registers, club cards, past six years of insurance policies and every single receipt that didn’t have a tax purpose. Buh bye! My file cabinet now has only about a half dozen files hanging out. All the old, used a billion times folders are off to the recyclers and a myriad of old personal papers – shredded.
Throw that confetti in the air – like you just don’t care!
Now onto Komono, which I consider the bulk of the Kon Mari Method. I broke mine down into 1) Hobby/Office, 2) Bathroom/Linen Closet, 3) Tools and 4) Sentimental/Christmas. Depending upon your current situation – Komono can be whatever obstacle of clutter you want to attack. Be it the spare bedroom or the kitchen. By the time you have reached these areas however, your obstacle may look a bit thin. With her method, you would have already pulled out the clothes, books and papers from these areas. That overwhelming spare bedroom is getting closer and closer to being your sewing room! Or craft room. She den. How incredibly awesome is that?
I’m a starting to see areas of my living space getting light and fluffy instead of bulked down with the weight of Stuff. My once colossal mountain of washi tape is now a small mound of quality and manageable quantity. So delightful!
This coming month I will tackling the office supplies and my hobby materials. Envelopes, binders, folders, calendars, planners, and stickers (oh my). Whoever is getting my donations must be beside themselves!
Officially, today marks 115 days till Christmas.
I long for #pumpkinspiceeverything
Summer is hard enough when you live in the armpit of hell (aka Phoenix, AZ). On a record breaking day, it could be as hot as 116 degrees. Then, we get this crazy a$$ weather situation called Monsoon Season which adds a lovely layer of humidity to the mix. Delightful isn’t it?
No matter what, I love this desert and have called it home for most of my adult life. I cope the best that I can when it comes to the heat. I long for cooler days. I’ve struggled with my motivation this summer in regards to my health. Concentrating on building a foundation to my healthy self has become increasingly harder. Is it too much to ask for the world to stop for a bit so I can take a nap?
Objects, doors, windows, cubicles, glass containers on the floor are out to end me! I guess being a klutz is just an added bonus to being chronically ill. I can blink, and a new bruise will appear on my legs or arms. I’m often asking myself “when did I do that?” I know we all have a moments…but it seems to be blown out of proportion when you are ill.
Here are four things to keep you safe.
1 – Turn on the damn nitelight – this would have probably have saved my foot for crashing into a glass jar I left on the floor after a recent cleaning extravaganza
2 – When in doubt, call family or friends – “Hi, don’t panic, I’m bleeding!”
3 – Meditate – On the fact you’re the dumba$$ who left the glass jar on the floor in the first place.
4 – Purchase an overabundance of first aid supplies – Yassssss! I’ve got this one covered!
***when in doubt, laugh***
I am still plodding along on my rather slow adaptation of Marie Kondo’s book The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up. This past month I took seven printer paper sized boxes to the thrift store for the Books portion of my journey.
WAIT? But, boosks! Yes, I know! But, when I look at it…just how many books on Yorkshire Terriers does one need? I had five…d’oh!
I am now getting to the point that I can see just how refreshing it is to add clear space and remove the dust. I am very pleased with the results of this past months goal. Unto the Paper portion of the purge!!
I have begun to believe that my blog has become stale, predictable and maybe for a few, not relatable. I haven’t felt the excitement to write. Ideas (or aka The Muse) seems to be taking a smoke break. It’s my job to inspire, reach your core and (if successful) make you laugh. Am I doing that with my money inspired posts?
Going through the Kon Mari Method recently has really “sparked” a need to purge all the areas of my life. This month, I was going to write about my Spending Freeze but I just wasn’t in the mood to go through it again. I mean, I have no problem re-hashing ideas – improve upon them, switch things up a bit. Realistically, this blog is not a frugal, money saving fest for the masses. It’s about a petite, quirky redhead who struggles to keep up with all the hares of the world while living a turtle pace life. (run on sentence much?).
I have already confessed to you in the blog about my addiction to money (yes, there is a program for that) so I have decided that this is my last in Money Monday posts. It’s time to turn over a new leaf, umm, turn a page, ahhhh hell – just move on!
Do not hesitate in the moving forward business – opportunities will pass your a$$ up!