Have you heard of bullet journals? They’re a compilation of lists, broken down from a major category. Similar to a bullet journal, I’ve been thinking of ways to organize my thoughts, and I’ve always been a list maker. I saw this post via Pinterest and was intrigued, so I decided to put together a few of my own bullet lists.
PODCASTS TO LISTEN TO:
- Oprah’s SuperSoul Conversations
- Stuff You Should Know
- For the Love with Jen Hatmaker
- Anna Faris is Unqualified
- TED Talks Daily
Podcasts are everywhere, and one of the few technological bandwagons I am slow to join. I suggested one to Brian awhile back, and he’s been listening to tons of podcasts ever since. I think I’d be more likely to listen to them if I had a way to connect my phone to my car (no bluetooth or aux plug-in, womp womp). Maybe I’ll play one when I’m running and see how it goes.
BOOKS TO READ:
- Only Love Today: Reminders to Breathe More, Stress Less, and Choose Love by Rachel Macy Stafford
- Option B: Facing Adversity, Building Resilience, and Finding Joy by Sheryl Sandberg
- Organize Your Home: Clutter Cures for Every Room by Better Homes and Gardens
- Pressing Pause: 100 Quiet Moments for Moms to Meet with Jesus by Karen Ehman and Ruth Schwenk
- Raising Grateful Kids in an Entitled World: How One Family Learned That Saying No Can Lead to Life’s Biggest Yes by Kristen Welch
Books are my favorite. I rarely ever rewatch movies or shows (unless you count the ones my children have played on repeat through the years…don’t get me started on my son’s Caillou phase or my daughter’s Dora phase). BUT when it comes to books – I’ll read and reread my favorites until the pages are yellow, worn, and fading.
A Bullet List of My Favorite Rereads – I’ve read the following books a minimum of 3x/each:
- I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou (on a list of suggested summer reading, one of the only books I read for school that I voluntarily read again and again; Maya Angelou was a QUEEN)
- She’s Come Undone by Wally Lamb (Oprah’s Book Club got me almost every time, but especially with this one)
- The Pact by Jodi Picoult (suggested by a friend when we were 17, this book propelled me into fandom and I have since read 20/23 of Jodi’s books)
- Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by JK Rowling (also suggested by a dear friend; freshman year when I saw her with the first book, I was super impressed that a teenager was self-assured enough to be reading and publicly carrying a “children’s” book… I read it, I loved it, and now my 10 year old daughter is working her way through the series)
- Go to bed by 10:00pm on school nights (why is this so hard?!)
- Run 3-4x/week
- Drink more water every day (fill my S’well bottle at least twice)
- Dedicate 1 evening or afternoon each month to one-on-one time with my older kids
- Schedule 1 date/month with my husband (we currently average 3 dates/year, and I bet you can guess what they are – our anniversary and birthdays)
How about YOU??
- Do you have favorite podcasts? What am I missing here??
- Books on your must-read list? What about favorites that you have read more than once?
- Do you have a list of personal goals? I’d love to hear some of them!