Bullet Journal : 30-day review and tips

Reblogging this article to give inspiration to help my readers be more organized in 2019 (good resolutions for many of you I am sure)

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About a month ago (see review of April 2018), one of my friend showed me her bullet journal. I had heard of them and had seen a few ads on Facebook but I had never seen one in real life. She told me that she started hers because she was always doing 100 things at the same time and was doing a bad job of keeping track, thus becoming notoriously unreliable.

That sounded just like me ! So I thought I’d give it a go and try it out for at least a whole month. Here is my experience after 30 days of “bullet journaling” !

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Review of 2018 and resolutions for 2019 !

Happy new year to all !

So 2018 is over… It has been a bittersweet year. There were joy at home watching both the girls grow,  happily breastfeeding Peanut until she was 8 months, decorating our home, traveling, spending 2 weeks with family this summer. There were tough personal moments : losing my grandfather to Alzheimer’s disease, finding a lump in my breast and fearing breast cancer for a whole week. There was a very painful period in work that seriously knocked my confidence. There were some silver linings in the re-discovery of more junior tasks and in the meeting of clever and supportive new colleagues.Read More »