Whelp, here we are! I am attempting to return to blogging and in total newb style, I have already accidentally deleted my original post. Oh my. That's a bit of a rough start, but I'm going to consider it just one of those things that happens and keep on keepin' on!
I wasn't quite sure where to start back up with blogging, so I decided to go with a picture a day. I was inspired by my buddy Sean who is doing this on Instagram, and though it would be a fun way to blog through the year. Because when you return to something, it's always best to commit to a year-long project. Am I right, or am I right? Okay, fingers crossed I can keep this up!
Ah, a new year means time for a new GoodReads challenge. I love challenges, and usually set myself a lot of goals and challenges during the year but I don't really worry about the number of books I read in a year. Since I started using GoodReads back in 2010, I've had years where I've read 17 titles and last year I was up to over 300 titles. The number often is more of an reflection of how busy or stressful my life was that year, or if I started reading more challenging or easier works, or even if I had more access to more titles.
You may ask, if the number isn't important to me, why do I pick something? The reason is that I love GoodReads and I use it every day, and if you don't pick something... it prompts you ALL THE TIME to chose a number. So I pick something. This year I picked the same number last year: 120. That's 10/month and I feel very comfortable with that.
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The new month means it's time to set up bullet journal spreads. As it's also a new year, I picked a new book to start fresh for bullet journaling and it feels full of possibilities. I have bullet journalled on and off in 2019 and I'm still working on what works for me. I know one book won't last me the whole year, but we'll see where it goes.
Out of all the things I've tried, the one thing that I consistently use is this monthly spread. I have dates on the left, events/happenings/commitments in the middle (in pencil...because January weather is very winter-y!), and on the right side I do a habit tracker. I even showed some restraint by only picking a few things to track.
Friday was a lot of fun hanging out at the pub with my sisters Jamie and Suzie. We had just visited Jamie's house which is going under renovations (it's so beautiful!), and that the three of us enjoyed a night at the pub. It was chilly out so it was a great time to enjoy some French Onion Soup and Yorkshire Puddings. A winter delight and great company, it was great!
One thing I want to do more of this year is watch movies! I love film and last year I watched a fair amount, but this year I want to be a bit more intentional. I noticed that a new Ip Man film is out, so I went back and re-watched the earlier ones (all on Netflix Canada atm). These are historical martial arts films following the Wing Chun master who taught Bruce Lee. In the films, Ip Man is played by Donnie Yen, who is one of my favourite actors. I had watched all the films before, and I had fun re-watching them. This was when I watched Ip Man 2.
This might seem like a bit of an odd photo, but I was totally captivated by the bird in the middle. The colour of their feathers was truly remarkable in person, I sadly don't think it reads quite as well in the photo. I couldn't tell if the colour was brown or purple, both, or somewhere in between. I actually followed this bird for a bit, but from a distance and not very long because... traffic! Safety comes first, for both the bird and for me!
That's what we have for Week 0! As I'm a little behind on posting, this week may be a flurry of catch up and than hopefully we with start into a regular rhythm of posting. Fingers crossed!
Are you doing a year long projects?