PLAN + ACHIEVE

INSPIRATION. CREATIVITY. PRODUCTIVITY.

ABOUT

Hi, I’m Marie!

Isn’t this the place most people put their hobbies, favorite foods, and how they “hate talking about themselves”?  Telling you my favorite food doesn’t explain who I am as a person, or why I started this blog . Let’s skip the pleasantries and jump in head first, you know… the nitty gritty.

I will give you the basics of who I am in a nutshell here though, this way you get the gist. I’m a busy mother of two, wife, a full-time business student, and whatever else I’m elected to be on a given day.

Moving on.

I sometimes wonder how I manage to get things done without losing my sanity. Those around me may disagree… about my sanity… but that’s beside the point. To be quite honest though, that’s not how things used to be.

I used to find myself overwhelmed, and behind on everything. As time went on the workload began to grow and this only made me procrastinate even more. I actually considered myself the queen of excuses and procrastination, great combo, right?

Eventually I began giving up on everyday tasks, my goals, and quite honestly… myself.

People started catching on to my self proclaimed moniker, you know, Queen of Procrastination. They didn’t really have any choice but to notice, because my bad habits were effecting them, I mean who wouldn’t notice their lack of clean clothes and unpaid bills.

As much as I lectured my kids about getting their chores and homework done, I knew it was time to take a look in that mirror (covered in toothpaste). No wonder my kids weren’t getting their sh** done, I’m their role model. I wanted to be the best version of myself for my family. So, I wiped that toothpaste off the mirror and started some self evaluation! I actually wrote out my goals, and a plan… yep, me!

I began by writing out my daily, weekly, and monthly plans in my trusty planner I got from Target.. because where else would I go to get a planner?! Things started out okay, but eventually my planner wasn’t working for me. I needed more space to write specific information, and quite honestly something that wasn’t so cookie cutter. So, I set out for something that was better suited for me.

I seen a few standard journals, I’ll pass, apps for productivity, pass, and productivity rituals that were practically witchcraft to me… I mean literally you wold have to cast a spell on me for some of those crazy things to work. If I can’t even get my own sh** done daily what makes you think adding in meditation for 2 hours, and goat yoga will help me!?

BULLET JOURNAL

Eventaully I came across something called, “bullet journaling”. I thought, it was some other crazy off the wall ritual or system that would never work for me.

After digging a little deeper I thought, “okay, so only artists use bullet journals”… count me out! Number one I’m not an artist, and number two… I’m NOT AN ARTIST. Peace, I’m outta here.

So, I kept using my non functional planner and kinda just gave up on finding something else. UNTIL, (yep, here’s the climax you’ve been waiting for…) I found a book on bullet journaling (The Bullet Journal Method) on Amazon!! I looked into the reviews… good, I looked into the bullet journaling system… good, and then I dug a little deeper and began thinking this could actually work for me.

THE MOMENT

I was wrong… not only artist bullet journal (admiting i’m wrong, that rarely happens). So, I bought my first bullet journal and began expirementing with different pages and I actually liked it. It kept me entertained, I could create whatever I wanted and it actually helped me stay on top of my responsibilites.

I’m not gonna say it started out perfect and that I produced these top notch pages that looked amazing… it was quite the opposite… they looked like sh**. Over time they became a little better, and I eventually fell in love with the process of creating my monthly spreads, themes, and pages.

The overall bullet journaling method did help me stay more organized and get things done. Am I saying bullet journaling is perfect for everyone and you should do it? Yes that’s exactly what I’m saying… just kidding, no I’m not. Some people may prefer the simplicity of a pre-printed planner and that’s cool. It just comes down to personal preference.

GOTTA DOT

My love for bullet journaling eventually lead to me starting this blog. I wanted to share my experience, process, and growth with others. If I can make such a drastic change without hypnotization, I’m 99.9% sure you can too!

I always tell people that creating a bullet journal isn’t my goal, but using a bullet journal to achieve my goals.

Thanks for being here and reading all of this “talk about myself”. I hope you find some inspiration, learn something new, or just find a little laughter here and there.

 

Cheers,

Marie

THANK YOU

My love for bullet journaling eventually lead to me startingt this blog. I wanted to share my experience, process, and growth with others. If I can make such a drastic change without hypnotization, I’m 99.9% sure you can too!

I always tell people that creating a bullet journal isn’t my goal, but using a bullet journal to achieve my goals.

 

Thanks for being here and reading all of this “talk about myself”. I hope you find some inspiration, learn something new, or just find a little laughter here and there.

 

Cheers,

Marie

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