A New Year

It's New Year's Eve and tomorrow starts a new year - a fresh start and a chance at a new beginning. I'm not completely sold on making new year's resolutions. They typically end up being thrown by the wayside if they're unrealistic or you lose motivation after a couple of weeks (or days even).

I feel like it's best to always try to better yourself throughout the entire year. I've been working on this for a while now. Things like self-care, growing as a baker, challenging myself with crafts and DIY projects, and trying out new hobbies.

Start 2017 off right.

For me, January 1st does feels like a fresh start. I love looking ahead and thinking about what I have going on in that upcoming year. I love filling out my new planner with events, conventions, and birthdays. Spending time organizing these things helps me clear my head. I recently read all about bullet journals and how they can help ease anxiety, scatterbrain syndrome (which is something that I have been dealing with over the last year), and are a great way to combine your planner/to-do lists/diary into one.

I'm cheating this year however. I already bought a really nice standard planner. One with monthly calendars and then the weeks broke down into bigger sections. I'm hoping to take some of the features and ideas behind a bullet journal and incorporate them into the planner I have. I was pretty pumped about it while looking at planner accessories at Michael's Craft Store earlier this week.

Planner Goals

My carpal tunnel is also playing into not using an actual bullet journal right now too. The thought of marking out my own calendar and dates makes me cringe at the pain in my hand. So a journal already set up and ready to be filled out makes things easier for me.

I do have some other goals I want to work on in 2017... things I'll share another day.

For now, Happy New Year! Be safe tonight and see you in 2017!
xo Jen

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