This week’s themes: Creating, Finding, Switching, Forgetting, Craving
I’m trying my very, very best to create a plan for 2017, or at least the first quarter of 2017. Here’s the thing…I love plans. I love lists. I love knowing what’s going to happen. (In case you’re wondering, I’m not Type A or controlling or anything……..) But I hate mapping things out that far and planning blog posts and such. I know it makes life easier, but I just can’t. It’s such a catch-22 because I know (and preach) the benefits of scheduling and planning, but it feels so limiting for me.
I am still trying to find my planner for 2017. I guess I have planning on the brain. Hm. Anyway. I have it narrowed down to a few, but I’m so terrified to dive in because in my head, I’m thinking, “What if I pick the wrong one? I want this to be the right one for the whole year. I don’t want to spend a fortune!”
Money is the big one for me. I don’t want to be stuck paying for something if it doesn’t work and I’m worried I can’t make it work if I pick the wrong one. I liked The Happy Planner this year, but a) I felt bad that I didn’t decorate mine as lavishly as you see on Instagram and b) it was just too big to take everywhere. I know I can get a Happy Planner Mini, but I also know that Moleskine worked great for me, but they changed their format. I can always make mine, but I’m not a bullet journal/handlettering artist and I’ll feel bad that mine doesn’t look as pretty (coming full circle to The Happy Planner again). Ugh. Comparison trap like CRAZY.
And then there’s Get to Work Book, Danielle LaPorte’s Desire Map Planner (which I really want), the Passion Planner, the Sugar Paper LA planners at Target, Rifle Paper Co, ban.do, and the cute Moleskine Peanuts limited edition one.
And it’s a freakin’ planner. Not something to get worked up about.
I’ve been trying to switch to a more-meatless diet. I’m trying very hard to clean out the pantry before Thanksgiving, so I’m only using things I already have in the cabinets or freezer and purchasing produce as needed. This lends itself very nicely to meatless meals (no offense, if you store meat in your cabinets, I don’t think we can be friends). I made Emily Levenson’s Buffalo Chickpea Burgers the other night and they were delicious. They won’t replace sinking my teeth into an amazing burger that I’ll undoubtedly have to get a Burgatory now that I’m thinking about it, but they were tasty, filling, and pretty cheap!
I’m trying very hard to forget my planner saga (which seems impossible given how much space I dedicated to it here). I’ll probably end up with three planners this year. Oh well.
Now all I can think about is the world’ biggest, juiciest, most unhealthy burger and a big pile of fries. Sweet potato preferred, but regular fries with big flakes of salt and pepper would do.
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