It’s already day 4, and I have been unable to have one day when I had both the time and energy to churn out a half decent post. And I am not expecting anything from the weekend as well. There is just never enough time. Which is also the reason why I am typing this on my phone.
Yesterday, after seeing posts by two people on my Instagram feed talk about bullet journals, I suddenly decided I needed one too. It didn’t seem like anything very new, and was like a to-do list you would make on paper everyday anyway – only, it was neater, and prettier. And I thought ‘why not?’
Which has been my theme this year. I took up many things with a firm belief that this had to be the thing I was looking for. Like the Mandala colouring book – when I first some people share of their grown up colouring books, it was like a dream come true. So I ordered one. And I even finished two whole pages with amazing detailing. As of now, it’s been 6 months and I don’t know where it is.
Then, I suddenly had this strong feeling that I should get back to doing water colors. Again, because I saw folks share their extremely beautiful creations on social media. As a child, I sucked at water colors. I would sketch pretty decently and then ruin it while colouring it. But when I saw these images from others, I got a brainwave that maybe I was doing it wrong all along! Maybe, I just didn’t know how, and now I do! So I got myself a sketchbook, and picked up some water colors – thankfully I did not spend on these as Zo has a couple of sets. And I set about to prove what I always knew. I still sucked at it.
And the latest thing that caught my fancy was this whole concept of a bullet journal. And while my fingers itched to order some coleored pens, or a pretty notebook, I decided that this time I’d give the thing a shot before making an investment. Something that’s gotten so much easier now that all it needs is a few clicks on one of the numerous shopping apps on my phone. But I resisted the urge, and picked up this nice looking but not too fancy thoughts journal that out workplace gives when you join. It for the bill perfectly.
And I made bullet notes today. Coded them as personal and work. Tagged them with a different color when done. And when the day was done, so was my to-do list. All except one.
Which, now that the post is done, I will go and mark done. Maybe I do deserve a colored pen after all.