For me time to contemplate is one of the most dangerous things I can have. I love staying busy as well as productive in both my home and work life. When I get contemplative I start thinking in terms of, “Be the change you want to see.” and “Discover the obstacles and eliminate them.” Of course these two phrases have me re-thinking several aspects of my life.
The first is plastic bags, honestly they are just taking over my kitchen. I do sort of hate the idea of buying cloth bags, however I cannot work on making my own at this time so I will take some time this upcoming week to put all of my plastic bags into a garbage bag, I spoke to someone earlier today about our reliance on plastic garbage bags, and take them to the public library for patrons to use on rainy/snowy days. I was going to weave homeless mats, but by time I’m healed enough to warp my loom it will be too late for this year. I’ll get rid of them and start fresh with reusable bags.
The second, along with my boss at the community college I work for, has me reading The Bullet Journal Method by Ryder Carroll. I taught a basic class on how to Bullet Journal at the Public Library I work for, now my director at the community college wants me to show students how to identify and break down their goals into trackable achievements using the Bullet Journal Method. I am honestly loving learning more about this method. I use my current journal more like a diary, admittedly one that I have been fairly dedicated to for several months now. By learning this new method and taking notes on it, I should be able to more effectively leverage my bullet journal and teach the students.
The third, and for now final, contemplation is using the (dateless) Dream Planner pdf I purchased from Dragontree two years ago. This planner is based around the concept of rituals. This is a little too…woo woo for me even in my most contemplative moods. However the planning sheets are certainly useful, and I do intend to create concrete goals to attain some future desires.
This planning and bullet journaling also include setting up a very definitive financial plan. Sticking to it will be a bit more difficult, however I will persevere.
With all of these goals in mind, I may not be posting much before 2020, if not: Happy New Year. Remember to Live Life a Little More Abstract!