Monday, October 31, 2016

October 2016 Reading Wrap Up! + November TBR


I can't believe that today is the last day of October. Seriously, it's like I blinked and we're already in the final two months of the year. Where has the freaking time gone? Anywho, today I'm sharing my reading wrap up for the month of October as well as my reading plans for November! Work should be slowing down a bit more in November so I'll have some more time to read and I cannot wait to get to the books I have picked! Links to all of the books I mention are below, so be sure to check them out if you think you might be interested!

Currently Reading
Bloody Mary by J.A. Konrath
Skin by Roald Dahl

Completed in October
Saga, Volume 1 by Brian K. Vaughn & Fiona Staples
The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald (re-read)
Grace & Style: the Art of Pretending You Have It by Grace Helbig
The Knife of Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness
You Will Know Me by Megan Abbott
This Savage Song by Victoria Schwab
Slasher Girls & Monster Boys by April Genevieve Tucholke
Lumberjanes, Volume 2: Friendship to the Max by Noelle Stevenson, et. al.
Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
The Humans by Matt Haig

November TBR
Intensity by Dean Koontz
The Girl in 6E by A.R. Torre
The Beginning of Everything by Robyn Schneider
These Broken Stars by Amie Kaufman & Meagan Spooner
What the Dog Knows by Cat Warren
The Year of Living Danishly by Helen Russell
In Order to Live by Yeonmi Park
I'm Thinking of Ending Things by Iain Reid
Boxers by Gene Luen Yang
Saints by Gene Luen Yang
The Woman in Cabin 10 by Ruth Ware

Sunday, October 30, 2016

Vlog: #BookBuddyAThon Round Three!

Over the course of last week I participated in Round Three of #BookBuddyAThon with my book buddy, Shannon! Of course, I vlogged the whole week because that's half the fun of it! Lots of fun things happened over the week, like Brett's Birthday! PLUS it snowed. In October. I know, I don't get it either. But that's the risk you take when you decide you want to continue living in New England even thought you hate the winter. :P Anyway, I hope everyone that participate in this readathon had a great time and I hope you enjoy the vlog! :)

Saturday, October 29, 2016

November 2016 Plan With Me! + October Flip Through

It's that time yet again! Here is my November 2016 Plan With Me and my October Flip Through of my Moleskine Bullet Journal. Not a whole lot has changed over the last month but I'm still really enjoying using my Moleskine and have found it to be perfect for my life at the moment. Everything is in one spot, it's a portable size, and it doesn't take up too much room on my desk at work and at home.!

How are you all liking the format of me setting things up ahead of time and showing you after they are all done? Do you prefer me to show you my process? I haven't done a full process video in my Moleskine so maybe I'll plan to do that for next month. Anyway, I hope you enjoy! 

Thursday, October 27, 2016

Vlog: #SpookAThon 2016!

#SpookAThon was so much fun! I actually ended up working 6 out of the 7 days of the readathon which I didn't realize was going to be the case until the end of the week, but I still managed to get quite a bit of reading done over the course of the readathon and really got into the Halloween mood! I had a great time during this readathon and am thrilled that Paige, Lala, and Shannon will be hosting this again next year. Hooray for spooky books! I hope you all enjoy the vlog!

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

#BorrowAThon Schedule!

Can you believe that the #BorrowAThon is less than two weeks away?! 

I sure can't! I recently posted my TBR pile so make sure to go and check that out if you're curious what I'll be reading, but today is the long-awaited release of the #BorrowAThon Schedule! I will also be posting a daily schedule each day of the readathon to make sure you don't miss anything, but I wanted to give you all a heads up on everything that will be happening throughout the week so you can plan out your week as you see fit!

Most of these things are pretty self-explanatory, others maybe not so much, but I will be posting full descriptions of each challenge with each daily schedule blog post during the week of the readathon, so make sure you check back every day for more details! I am so excited to kick off #BorrowAThon and I hope you are too! See you in two weeks!

Day 1 - Monday, November 7th

Social Media Challenge: Share your #BorrowAThon TBR!
Introductory Twitter chat at 9PM EST*!

Day 2 - Tuesday, November 8th

Social Media Challenge: Haiku Challenge!

Day 3 - Wednesday, November 9th

Social Media Challenge: Character Portrait Challenge!
Twitter chat at 9PM EST!

Day 4 - Thursday, November 10th

Social Media Challenge: Mid-Week Update Challenge!

Day 5 - Friday, November 11th

Social Media Challenge: #StacksSelfie Challenge!

Day 6 - Saturday, November 12th

Social Media Challenge: Story Environment Challenge
Twitter chat at @ 2PM EST!

Day 7 - Sunday, November 13th

Social Media Challenge: Character Relationships Challenge
Final Twitter chat @ 5PM EST!

Day 8 - Monday, November 14th

Social Media Challenge: Complete-pile selfie!

Make sure you're following @BorrowAThon on Twitter for continuous updates and post along with the hashtag #BorrowAThon!

*All Twitter chats are scheduled in EST as that is the time zone the host lives in. Make sure you're looking into the time zone difference for your area so you do not miss out on the fun of the chats! You can find a time zone converter here to help you figure out the difference.

Sunday, October 23, 2016

#BookBuddyAThon Daily Progress Updates

Yet another readathon has kicked off for me and here I am with the daily progress update blog post for you all! This is for the #BookBuddyAThon that is taking place from October 22nd through the 28th! More details and my TBR can be found in my TBR video and blog post, so make sure to check those out! As usual, I will be pinning this to the top of my Twitter page through the duration of this readathon, so make sure to check back there if you want to quickly find this post! Happy reading, everyone!

DAY 1 - Saturday, October 22nd

Books read today: Lumberjanes, Volume 2: Friendship to the Max by Noelle Stevenson et. al. (101 pages)
Pages read today: 101
Challenges completed today: 1 (A book with pictures in it)
Books completed today: 1 - Lumberjanes, Volume 2: Friendship to the Max by Noelle Stevenson et. al.

DAY 2 - Sunday, October 23rd

Books read today: Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn (30 Pages)
Pages read today: 30
Challenges completed today: None
Books completed today: None

DAY 3 - Monday, October 24th

Books read today: Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn (109 Pages)
Pages read today: 109
Challenges completed today: None
Books completed today: None

DAY 4 - Tuesday, October 25th

Books read today: Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn (44 Pages)
Pages read today: 44
Challenges completed today: None
Books completed today: None

DAY 5 - Wednesday, October 26th

Books read today: Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn (29 pages) & The Humans by Matt Haig (109 pages)
Pages read today: 138
Challenges completed today: 1 (Buddy read)
Books completed today: 1 - Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn

DAY 6 - Thursday, October 27th

Books read today: The Humans by Matt Haig (95 pages)
Pages read today: 95
Challenges completed today: None
Books completed today: None

DAY 7 - Friday, October 28th

Books read today: The Humans by Matt Haig (89 pages) & Skin by Roald Dahl (53 pages)
Pages read today: 142
Challenges completed today: 1 (Book you want to read)
Books completed today: 1 - The Humans by Matt Haig

Total pages read: 659
Total challenges completed: 3
A book with pictures x1
A buddy read x1
A books with a title that starts with the same first initial as your buddy's name x0
A book you really want to read x1
Five books x0
Total books completed: 3

Friday, October 21, 2016

#BorrowAThon TBR!

Hello everyone! Today I am sharing my #BorrowAThon TBR pile! If you're not sure what #BorrowAThon is, go ahead and check out my announcement post that went live last week! I am so excited for my readathon and am thrilled that there has been such a positive response in the online reading community! I can't wait to meet you all and read awesome borrowed books with you throughout the week!

All of the books I plan on reading are borrowed from my library and I can't wait to get to all of them!

Boxers by Gene Luen Yang
Saints by Gene Luen Yang
In Order to Live by Yeonmi Park
The Nest by Cynthia D'Aprix Sweeny
I'm Thinking of Ending Things by Iain Reid

I hope everyone is having fun putting together their TBR piles! 
Stay tuned for the #BorrowAThon schedule that will be going live on Tuesday, October 25th right here on the blog!

Make sure you're following @BorrowAThon on Twitter for continuous updates and post along with the hashtag #BorrowAThon!

Thursday, October 20, 2016

A Few of my Favorite Links {#26}

Happy Thursday, y'all! This month's Favorite Links post is heavily television and video based (Let's be honest, are you really that surprised?) but there's also some theatre thrown in there for good measure. I hope you can find something you like among these links, and don't forget to share your favorite links of the moment in the comments! :)

Luke from 'Gilmore Girls' showed up at a Luke's Diner pop-up'

When I first heard that this promotion was happening I was super excited! Then I was super depressed that no coffee shops near me were asked to participate. Then not so depressed when I found out some people waited upwards of 2 hours just to get a regular cup of coffee with a Luke's sleeve on it (cool, but not worth 2-hours of waiting in the cold IMO). It's awesome, though, that Scott Patterson made a surprise appearance at one of the participating shops to take pictures, interact with the customers and the staff, and just generally be his Luke self. Things like this are getting me SO PUMPED for the revival on November 25th!

What It's Like to Have 'High-Functioning' Anxiety

Gah - when I first saw this video I wanted to shout from the rooftops: "THIS IS HOW I FEEL EVERY DAYYYYY!!!" It's so hard to explain anxiety to someone who doesn't experience it, or is blinded by the BS stigma of mental illness, or just generally doesn't know a lot about it. But this is what it's like. Constant pre-occupation with your thoughts and constantly finding ways to fill your hours to distract yourself. This is mainly why I pass right out at night because my brain is so tired of racing all day, every day. It's so good to have someone, SOMETHING explain exactly how I feel on a regular basis.
Donald Trump vs. Hillary Clinton Debate Cold Open - SNL

As much of a circus this presidential election is this year (a very, very scary circus), we can't deny how much Alec Baldwin and Kate McKinnon are KILLING IT playing Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton on SNL. Brett shared this cold open with me and I'm pretty sure I cry-laughed through the entire thing. A+ comedic acting by these two and A+ writing by the SNL staff (per usual).
The Crown Official Trailer - Netflix

You guys.... this series looks fantastic. The life of Queen Elizabeth II is so interesting to me. She has been the Queen of England for suuuuuch a long time and to get a glimpse into what her life was like when she was younger is so intriguing. I can't wait until The Crown on Netflix next month. Between this and the new Gilmore Girls, I don't think I'm going to be doing anything other than watching Netflix in November and I don't hate it.

What's Your Hamilton Leadership Style?

My good friend Erin shared this with me (we are going to see Hamilton together in the spring! AHHHHH!!!) and of course I needed to share it with all of you as well. It perfectly blends my love of personality assessments and Hamilton so of course it is right up my alley. I got Eliza Schuyler Hamilton... who did you get?!

What links have you been loving lately?

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

#SpookAThon Daily Progress Updates

It's readathon time yet again! This week I am participating in #SpookAThon and, as usual, I will be tracking my daily progress right here on the blog. I will be pinning this post to the top of my Twitter page like I have in the past, so if you're interesting in checking my progress each day, heading to my Twitter is the easiest way to find the way back here. I hope everyone has a wonderful week and good luck to everyone participating in #SpookAThon!

DAY 1 - Monday, October 17th

Books read today: You Will Know Me by Megan Abbott (101 pages) & Slasher Girls & Monster Boys edited by April Genevieve Tucholke (61 pages)
Pages read today: 162
Challenges completed today: None
Books completed today: None

DAY 2 - Tuesday, October 18th

Books read today: You Will Know Me by Megan Abbott (118 pages) & Slasher Girls & Monster Boys edited by April Genevieve Tucholke (21 pages)
Pages read today: 139
Challenges completed today: None
Books completed today: None

DAY 3 - Wednesday, October 19th

Books read today: You Will Know Me by Megan Abbott (121 pages) & Slasher Girls & Monster Boys edited by April Genevieve Tucholke (44 pages)
Pages read today: 165
Challenges completed today: 3 (2016 Release, Thriller, Red on the Cover)
Books completed today: 1 - You Will Know Me by Megan Abbott

DAY 4 - Thursday, October 20th

Books read today: This Savage Song by Victoria Schwab (130 pages) & Slasher Girls & Monster Boys edited by April Genevieve Tucholke (22 pages)
Pages read today: 152
Challenges completed today: None
Books completed today: None

DAY 5 - Friday, October 21st

Books read today: This Savage Song by Victoria Schwab (191 pages)
Pages read today: 191
Challenges completed today: None
Books completed today: None

DAY 6 - Saturday, October 22nd

Books read today: This Savage Song by Victoria Schwab (132 pages) & Slasher Girls & Monster Boys edited by April Genevieve Tucholke (36 pages)
Pages read today: 168
Challenges completed today: 3 (2016 Release, Red on the Cover, Creature)
Books completed today: 1 - This Savage Song by Victoria Schwab

DAY 7 - Sunday, October 23rd

Books read today: Slasher Girls & Monster Boys edited by April Genevieve Tucholke (202 pages)
Pages read today: 202
Challenges completed today: 4 (Thriller, Red on the Cover, Creature, Scary Word in the Title)
Books completed today: 1 - Slasher Girls & Monster Boys edited by April Genevieve Tucholke

Total pages read: 1,179
Total challenges completed: 5
2016 Release x2
Thriller x2
Red on the Cover x3
Creature x2
Scary Word in the Title x1
Total books completed: 1

Friday, October 14, 2016

#BorrowAThon Announcement!

Exciting announcement!

I've been telling you guys that I'm hosting a November readathon for the last few weeks now and I'm excited to finally announce it! Ladies and gentlemen, I give you...


This readathon aims to embrace that you don't need to spend money in order to enjoy wonderful books. There are so many ways you can read for free, the main one being borrowing books from friends, family, colleagues, neighbors, and of course the trusty library! You can read whatever you'd like during this readathon so long as your reading material is borrowed!

The first round of #BorrowAThon will last from Monday, November 7 @ 12AM until Monday, November 14 @ 11:59PM in your timezone. There will be optional  social media challenges and Twitter chats throughout the week as well. I will be posting a full readathon schedule as well as a TBR at the end of October, and a daily schedule of events right here on FivEleveNinety each day of the readathon, but make sure you're following the @BorrowAThon Twitter account for in the moment updates leading up to and during #BorrowAThon so you do not miss anything! I hope you all can make it in November! :)

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Race Review: Green Mountain Marathon

Over the weekend Brett and I road tripped north for the Green Mountain Marathon in South Hero, Vermont! This was marathon #4 for me and US state 4 out of 50 (which I realize I've never talked about in a blog post before... details on that to come)! One of my former-student-turned-friends, Carly, is taking graduate classes at UVM in Burlington, so she graciously let us stay with her the night before the race. It was so great to see her and we even got to grab some dinner with her, her partner, and one of her friends!

We woke up bright and early Sunday to head to South Hero (which is about 25 minutes from Burlington) so I could pick up my bib and race t-shirt. South Hero is an extremely tiny town on one of the Lake Champlain islands and the start and finish were both at this very small elementary school, which was very fitting for the field of a mere 152 marathoners and 368 half-marathoners (that's 520 total runners for those of you keeping score at home - TINY)! There were plenty of facilities, parking, and places to stretch and warm up for this race which is always helpful in making race day a bit less stressful.

Mile 1

At 8:30am Brett and Carly wished me luck and sent me on my way and I was off on yet another marathon journey. The course itself was an out-and-back along the edge of the island, Lake Champlain never that far out of sight. The route was flat with a water stop every two miles, and the weather was cool and cloudy with some windiness coming off the lake - perfect marathon conditions! I was around many runners until the half-marathon turn around at mile 6.5. After that point the field dropped off significantly and I started to find myself more alone on the course than not for the rest of the race.

Bird house forest at mile 2 + 24

Unfortunately, right around mile 13, my legs started cramping. It was... not fun. And it continued to be not fun for ten. freaking. miles. I spent a lot of time alternating between walking and running and stopped many times to stretch. I fell waaaaay behind the pace I could have run and with each runner that passed me I felt more and more discouraged. There were multiple occasions where I questioned whether or not I would make it across the finish, but I knew that I'm not a quitter and I had already come so far that I was going to finish the race, even if it meant my legs fell off in the process.

Eventually around mile 23 my legs stopped cramping and while they were sore, it was no longer excruciatingly painful to run. I continued on my way through each remaining mile, and with the encouragement of everyone I passed and the cheers from Brett and Carly via text message I stayed motivated to reach the finish line. Brett met me at mile 26 and ran in the last .2 miles with me and Carly and Kirby were waiting and cheering for me at the finish! And finally, after getting a medal from the lovely volunteers still waiting at the finish and grabbing a water and some hugs from my awesome support crew, we hopped in the car and headed back to Carly's.

While this marathon did not go to plan, I still managed to finish the race. At 5:36:42 I was the last female marathoner to cross the finish like (54 out of 54... yikes) and third to last overall (150 out of 152), but I FINISHED and this still wasn't my slowest marathon (that still goes to the NH Marathon at 5:40:19), so WIN! I feel like I learned a lot in what I could do better to prepare for my next 26.2 and I'm hoping to have a much better race when that rolls around. But, for now, I'm going to bask in the glory of finishing another marathon and allow myself to be a little bit lazy. :P

I vlogged over the weekend, so click play to see more road trip and marathon fun!

Saturday, October 8, 2016

Family, Football, and Fall Festivities

It's been a while since I've sat down and given a bit of a life update here on the blog. I've been posting up my vlogs as I've been posting them on YouTube but I also haven't been doing a ton of daily vlogging lately, save for readathons which don't really focus on my daily life. I thought I'd pop by and give you all a bit of an update on what's been going on lately!

The school year is finally underway, I survived September, and things are finally settling down a bit. If you've been following along with this blog for a while, September and April are always the busiest months of the year at work. I'm really happy with how September went for us this year - we have multiple succesful programs, we're trying out new things, and - the best part - really connecting with the students. Our staff is still fairly new (the majority of us have been at MHC a year and a half or less) but there's definitely a difference in how we're connecting with the students this year which is making our work so much easier.

The Nichols football program is doing much better this year than they have in previous years! It's been great to see the football program Brett dedicates so much time and energy to finally make some visible and tangible improvements. While they're 2-3 half way through the season, Brett is confident that they have the potential to pick up a couple more wins which is amazing. I can't wait to see how the rest of the year goes!

I did lose my grandfather a few weeks ago. I mentioned this last week here on the blog and in my Tackle Your TBR vlog & wrap up but I didn't feel right writing a "life update" and not including this. He was a loving and hard working guy, and always ready to crack jokes and enjoy himself with his family. It's still weird as he's always been in my life and we will miss him dearly. <3

I'm running marathon #4 on tomorrow and I am NERVOUS. Training this summer went really well, but as the school year kicked off and my schedule got busier training got pushed to the wayside quite a bit. I'm trusting my body and my knowledge of fueling and stretching properly to propel me across the finish line, but I'm still pretty apprehensive about taking on 26.2 for the fourth time. (Can you believe it?! Marathon #4. I still remember everything about marathon #1 so vividly!)

Life is still quite busy but I'm happy with how most things are going. I have a huge stack of books I want to get through, I'm drawing, blogging, and YouTubing more consistently, and I would say that I'm overall content! I'm looking forward to the coming weeks that will be packed with family visits, holiday food, and lovely end of the year festivities. I hope all is well with you guys, too! Happy fall :)

Friday, October 7, 2016

#SpookAThon & Book BuddyAThon TBR!

Happy Friday, people! Today over on YouTube I am sharing my TBR piles for both the #SpookAThon that will be running from October 17th to October 23rd and the Book BuddyAThon that will be running from October 22nd to October 28th! I'm so excited to participate in both of these readathons. Both of these events have reading challenge prompts (my fave) that are so much fun and perfect for some fun autumn reading! I will be vlogging through both of these readathons (per usual) and sharing my daily challenge updates (per usual) so keep an eye out for those posts!

Click play on the video if you'd like to learn a bit more about each of these readathons and to find out my picks for each of the reading challenge prompts!

#SpookAThon Picks
Instensity by Dean Koontz
The Girl in 6E by A.R. Torre

Slasher Girls & Monster Boys edited by April Genevieve Tucholke

You Will Know Me by Megan Abbott
This Savage Song by Victoria Schwab

Book BuddyAThon Picks
Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
Skin by Roald Dahl
The Humans by Matt Haig
Lumberjanes, Vol. 2 by Noelle Stevenson et. al.

The Beginning of Everything by Robyn Schneider

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

October 2016 Goals

Happy October everyone! It literally feels like I just sat down to write out my September goals. But here we are in yet another new month and it's time to set a new handful of goals to keep ourselves motivated as we head into one of the busiest times of year! October is always an exciting month for me. For the last 3 years it's been the month I've run a marathon in. It's the month we celebrate Brett's birthday. It's the month of my favorite holiday - HALLOWEEN! And it's the month to cozy up, enjoy the changing colors of the leaves, yummy warm food, football, and scary movies. I really love October and I'm pretty positive it's tied with July for my favorite month of the year! <3

1. No book buying!

September.... I went fairly crazy in the book buying department. It seems like with every paycheck I was perusing Book Outlet for new deals and filling up my cart to the brim with new reads. I feel like I'm in a place where I should cool it when it comes to book buying for a while and focus on the books that I have unread on my shelves. I have plenty! I do have a couple of pre-ordered books that will be coming throughout the rest of the year but no more book buying at least through the month of October (save for books I plan to purchase as birthday gifts for others)!

2. Finish the Green Mountain Marathon

Gah! The Green Mountain Marathon is happening in just 5 DAYS I'm feeling super nervous and not really feeling all that prepared, but I'm pretty sure that's how I feel before every marathon that I've run. Again, the goal is to finish. I was toying around with the idea of hitting a sub-5 hour marathon this time around but considering how the tail end of my training has gone (read: not great because September eats my whole life every year) I'm again, just shooting to finish. (Though beating last year's PR of 5:08:24 would be icing on the cake!)

3. Read 6 books

I have 6 books I want to finish this month (which does not include the books I plan to read for the readathons I have planned for October):

The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald  
A reread originally intended for Tackle Your TBR

The Knife of Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness
Originally intended for Tackle Your TBR

Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
Buddy reading this with Shannon!

What the Dog Knows by Cat Warren
A non-fiction study of dogs who work with police and in other investigative capacities

Bloody Mary by J.A. Konrath
For the PopSugar prompt "A murder mystery"

This Savage Song by Victoria Schwab
This has gotten such positive reviews AND it's about monsters so totally appropriate for October

4. Participate in Inktober

I'm going to try my hardest to participate in Inktober this year. Inktober is a month long challenge that prompts you to create one drawing using ink each day. I've been sharing my drawings on my Instagram so make sure you're following me there to see my progress! I'm not sure if I'll complete all 31 days, but I'm definitely going to try to do as many days as I can!

5. Participate in SpookAThon & BookBuddyAThon

These are the two readathons I will be participating in this month! SpookAThon will be taking place from October 17th to October 23rd and encourages you to read (you guessed it) spooky books! There are a few prompts to this readathon which follow the theme of reading thriller/horror novels and include:

-Read a thriller
-Read a book with red on the cover
-Read book with a spooky word in the title
-Read a 2016 release
-Read a book with a paranormal character/creature

BookBuddyAThon is a readathon that you participate in with a buddy! My friend Shannon and I will be participating together. This readathon overlaps with the SpookAThon by two full days and will be running from October 22nd to October 28th. There are also several prompts for this readathon which include:

-Read a book with a title that starts with the same initial as your book buddy's name (since I'll be reading with Shannon I have to choose a book that starts with 'S')
-Buddy read a book with your book buddy (We'll be reading Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn throughout the month and have chosen to count it as our buddy read for this readathon as well!)
-Read a book with pictures in it
-Read a book that you really want to read
-Read 5 books

TBRs for both of these readathons will be going live the week before they begin, so be on the lookout for those! I'm looking forward to another month filled with reading and getting to know people in the bookish community!

6. Prepare and officially announce BorrowAThon

I've been mentioning this in my YouTube videos and very briefly in my Reading Challenge Update that I posted last week but I am hosting a readathon in November called BorrowAThon! You'll be getting all of the information about this readathon on both this blog and my YouTube channel this month but please go follow the BorrowAThon Twitter page for more information for the time being! :) Hope you can all make it in November!

And those are all of my October goals! I hope you all have a fabulous month and accomplish everything you want to in the first official month of fall! <3
To read my update on my September goals, click "read more"!

Sunday, October 2, 2016

October 2016 Plan With Me + September Flip Through (Moleskine Bullet Journal!)

New month, new Plan With Me! 

At the beginning of September I realized that I really wasn't using my Filofax all that much. While I was setting up my planning pages faithfully each week, I never really took my Filofax out of my bag and looked at it to guide my planing and to-dos throughout the week. That, to me, was a sign that my planning system wasn't working for me in that place in time. Planners, while they can be pretty, are meant to be used and help you feel more organized which my Filofax wasn't doing for me at that point in time. 

I decided to strip everything down to the bare minimum, purchased myself a Moleskine gridded notebook, and have been bullet journaling to my hearts content for the last month. This style is working for me right now so I'm going to stick with it for the forseeable future. Let's see where we land in the next few months! ;) Watch the video below to see how my style has evolved over the last few weeks!