We broke into a previously broken into house! That’s not illegal right? I love abandoned places and nature reclaiming man-made objects. It is scary in the city, exploring abandoned buildings because the chances are there are squatters, homeless or drug users. None of which look kindly on a skinny chick fumbling with her phone.
I’ve always wanted to go snooping around an abandoned house, who doesn’t? It is fascinating what people leave behind them. We found a calendar that had the year 2002 on it. 15 years that house stands alone. No laughter, no tears, no anger. Silence, except for the wind and rain sweeping through the open windows and doors. Continue reading
It is one year since I began my bullet journal. It has changed a lot in the last year but is still in my little journal. It is nothing like the fancy ones you see online. I have it at the basics, I no longer do a weekly to-do list. I have an actual diary where I write what needs to be done each week.
The most important thing is to be mindful of my valued living. I write the date in red pen, my valued living in green pen. Details and whatever else in black. I do a page for the month, each month. I writing appointments, holidays and birthdays et cetera. I call it my logbook because I log what I do. It records my reading, writing, exercise, networking, talking to friends, boyfriend time, ironing, and everything else I genuinely enjoy doing. My end goal is to lie in bed at night time and feel happy about my day. The logbook helps me pinpoint and acknowledge where the good feelings come from.
This is a short recap because, as I said above my journal is for the facts. I do not see any point in dressing them up. I like looking at others bullet journals, it is amazing what is out there. But I do not have the urge to decorate my journal in this way. Here is to another year of valued living.
From the magazine The Moth, art and literature, Issue 27 Winter 2016
A woman recounts her reflections and observations from time spent testing female rats on their sexual appetites and needs. Continue reading