My goodness, we are already looking back at the second week of the year. Amazing how time flies. Whenever it's later in the year than I expect, I remember the Gretchen Rubin wisdom "The days are long but the years are short." She is sooooo right.
One of the things I like to do is track my reading. For quite a while now I've been tracking it a monthly spread in my bullet journal, and I really enjoy how that style looks... but is pretty time intensive. I've decided to try finding a faster way to do it. This may be less visually pleasing but still very informative style. And it might free up some time to do some art, which would be lovely.
I finished a book! Greenwitch by Susan Cooper, which is the third book in The Dark Is Rising cycle. This is a kids fantasy series set in the real world, and I'm returning to the series after several years. I didn't love the first two books, so I went in pretty skeptical. Guess what? I actually quite liked it! Magic, wonder, ritual.... all good. There is some outdated language, which is uncomfortable, but given this released over 40 years ago so I try to take that with a grain of salt. In terms of the story, I enjoyed it much more than the other books and now feel quite confident I will finish off the series. Only two books to go!
One of the things I look forward to every year is getting a new calendar. This year I decided to go with a Dungeons and Dragons calendar! They are all really cool fantasy images, and I love sharing the reveal of the new image each month. I can't wait to put this one up!
I made it out for a coffee and some journaling, one of my favourite things to do! This is actually the very last page of my current journal. This was a magazine journal, one where I use the magazine as a base, and than add images from magazines and books until the entire this if full. Then I use gel pens to write over the whole pages. It took quite a while to put together, and probably years to finish but I absolutely loved journaling like this. But, it is complete. Time to find pick out something to use next!
Time for a movie night! I watched A Star is Born with my sister Jamie. I had seen at least one of the previous versions, so I knew what I was getting myself into. Even so, I was not prepared. It was so powerful. And it requires a fair amount of Kleenex. I keep on listening to the soundtrack, and than need a break. And than listen again. So good.
Watching this reminded me that I always, without question, want to watch any film or TV show that's about the performing arts. Always.
As one of my goals this year is to watch more films, I'm excited to really be able to see that I am doing that! This time it was Proud Mary, which features Taraji P. Henson as a hit woman and I quite enjoyed it. An action film with a woman in the lead role? Yes, please!
And there is my reading tracker as the week finished out. My reading took a bit of a nosedive by the end of the week, and I'm heading into another busy week ahead so that may continue. It's okay though, the busy ahead is a lot of good stuff. I may end up opting for mostly audiobooking. We shall see!
How was your week?
See my intro to 2020 A Year in Pictures here, or all 2020 Year in Pictures posts here.