Welcome to this brief update post!
Here it is: I haven’t been very productive in the last two weeks. Those who follow me on my Facebook page and on Instagram may have noticed that I haven’t posted much lately. I was in a bit of a productivity slump, maybe because the sun sets so early these days and we’ve been having record-breaking mid-winter temperatures in November. Anyway, I haven’t worked on this blog and on my Bullet Journal as much as I wanted to in the last weeks of November.
As such, I had sadly no post planned for this week, but I still wanted to share with you all the result of my November 2018 challenge, which was to participate to NaNoWriMo. Also, farther, I talk about what my Bullet Journal might look like, starting January 2019.
Without further ado, here are some updates for you!
If you read my blog post Plan With Me: November 2018 in my Bullet Journal + NaNoWriMo, you know that I’ve challenged myself to participate (rebelliously, though) to NaNoWriMo.
NaNoWriMo stands for National Novel Writing Month and the goal is to write a first draft of a novel at 50 000 words in one month. It takes place every year in November.
This year, I decided to participate, but by writing 50 000 words for this blog. This included blog posts, posts on social media, my newsletter, etc.
So. Did I win this challenge? The answer is, sadly, no.
I got to about 14 000 words, so I was 36 000 words short.
I can give you many excuses, such as I had a cold for a few days in November, I have a full time job on top of managing this blog, I have not yet found the trick to getting groceries and chores to do themselves, but it wouldn’t be very useful anyway.
The truth is I am still proud of what I have accomplished in one month. I have published 9 articles (5 in English), sent two newsletter, worked on my page “About the author” on the blog (the results are not online yet), on top of posting to Instagram and Facebook.
So, I consider this challenge not as a loss, but a win!
What’s coming in January 2019
Today is December 1st and I’m already thinking about my planning for 2019. A new year is the perfect moment to stop and think about what’s important and the goals you want to accomplish.
Since I read The Bullet Journal Method by the inventor of the Bullet Journal, Ryder Carroll (you can read my review of this book here), I’m thinking about going back to the Bullet Journal basics. I want to have a more minimalist and efficient layout for my pages.
Also, as Mr. Carroll recommends, I will be starting a new Bullet Journal for the new year. This will allow me to leave behind the unimportant tasks and details that I’ve been carrying through this current journal and start anew.
So, I can’t wait to show you my new Bullet Journal, starting January 2019. Meanwhile, I will be posting my December pages on Instagram, which will make a great “before/after” comparison.
Are you also going to start a new Bullet Journal in January? Have you already started thinking about your plans and your resolutions for the new year? Let me know in the comments below!
Until next time!
For those who might have missed some, here’s the list of posts that were published in November, during my NaNoWriMo challenge:
- Review: Leuchtturm1917 2019 Monthly Planner with Notebook
- I Know You Know by Gilly Macmillan | Book Review
- The best Christmas gift ideas for the Bullet Journal
- The ultimate guide to Bullet Journaling for students
- The Bullet Journal Method Collector’s set: Unboxing and Review