Reading and writing

Some time ago a sweet friend got me a Passion Planner. I had wanted one for some time, as did she, and then she went ahead and ordered one and got one for me and I am very grateful. It is a wonderful tool. It is a planner, yes, but one that also challenges the user to eke out her/his passions and plan actions accordingly. In a what do you REALLY want to do with your life? kind of way. Which is dead useful for people like me who always seem to bob down the stream of life, no sharp turns or clear decisions, just wondering what will happen next.

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Huh, okay, I’ll take that one.

The Passion Planner (see more here) allows you to check in with your passion road map from time to time. On a weekly basis mostly, with monthly checks of looking back and ahead. Again, dead useful. I find it relaxing to check in with the planner (almost) every night before I sleep so I know that I’m on the right track and making progress. If I’m not making progress, I’ll plan some steps in the coming days to make sure that I am. On Sunday I mark all of my pencilled in plans and ambitions and see how they fit. I put some thoughts into how to make progress on my goals (currently mainly health/fitness, work and improving my writing). I feel all grown up and responsible and I still get to use coloured pens. It’s marvellous.

It's like a #nomakeup #selfie for stationery and planners.
It’s like a #nomakeup #selfie for stationery and planners.

Of course, I still don’t do everything I plan to do. With two minions at home, how does one meditate? The gym will also have to wait until school starts. But I have been taking steps towards better writing by reading more. I am reading Amy Poehlers Yes please! and it’s brilliant. She is teaching me about courage and fun and embarrassment and picking your currency (although I am not ugly, my pretty face is not my selling point). She makes me want to go see improv – heck she makes me want to join that show! Hm, maybe if I ever get to one of those #100thingsthatscareme challenges. Anyway, I am learning a lot. And I love it. So yay! Passion Planner.

5 thoughts on “Reading and writing

  1. I love that you have GBBO marked in! 🙂 And I love the idea of the passion planner! I’m tempted, but then again, I might not need *another* tracking system when Habitica is working pretty well for me just now.

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