Bullet Journal Flip-Through: August 2018

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August was an interesting and difficult month for both myself and my family. My daughter had her birthday early on in the month and it was a great success. Towards the end of the month we all got sick with flu-like symptoms. I didn’t manage to keep up with my Bullet Journal every day (as you will see in the video and pictures), but I did keep up with it most days.

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Deep Cleaning my House: Week 1 – The Kitchen

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Today I challenged myself to begin deep cleaning my house. I am going to spend 1 day a week deep cleaning. Every Friday I will work on a different room of my house, repeating the rooms monthly until my house has been thoroughly deep cleaned. I will document the progress and publish on YouTube.

I will admit that I am embarrassed about how gross my house looks, especially in the parts that nobody sees. But I also remind myself that there are houses far worse than mine.

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What your guidance teacher never told you

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I have some inside info about something your guidance teacher never told you, as a young women, when you were faced with choosing your career.

At some point in our teenage years the question comes up “What are you going to do after High School?” If you are one of the lucky people who had the finances or scholarship, you had to choose what you were going to study. Inevitably the guidance teacher would have looked at your grades, maybe given you an aptitude test, and had a short conversation with you.

If not the guidance teacher, you may have done a few online personality tests to try and figure out what you were going to do or study. A few rare people know exactly what they want to do for the rest of their lives before they have even needed to do any assessments.

But as an experienced adult with 2 children, I am going to share something with you that no guidance teacher ever told me.

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Monthly Personal Budget: Step by step guide

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We live in a money-obsessed world. Knowing how to create a personal budget is the most important skill a person can learn.  In times of economic crisis, it becomes even more important to know exactly where you can cut back.  If you haven’t noticed, we are looming on the edge of an economic crisis.  You need to know how to create a personal budget before it is too late.

I’m going to walk you through creating a personal budget like the one I create for myself every month. Continue reading “Monthly Personal Budget: Step by step guide”

Housekeeping: Beginning the journey to housekeeping mastery

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What is housekeeping?  And why do I say it is a skill?  Wikipedia gives a perfect description of housekeeping::

Housekeeping refers to the management of duties and chores involved in the running of a household, such as cleaning, cooking, home maintenance, shopping, laundry and bill pay.  These tasks may be performed by any of the household members, or by other persons hired to perform these tasks. (Wikipedia)

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5 characteristics of life dreams

Characteristics of life dreamsHere is a question, what is the driving force behind your life?  Do you have life dreams and what are they?  I am convinced that everybody has at least one life dream, most of us have many life dreams.  Some of us have given up on our life dreams, others actively pursue them and then there are those that want to pursue their life dreams but find something is lacking in their ability to do so.

How do you recognize your life dreams?  I have found that the following are characteristics of life dreams:

  • They were created in childhood or as a young adult
  • They were the result of a fond memory or life changing moment
  • They have never gone away, it is always at the back of your mind
  • The themes behind the dream are intertwined with your personality
  • Choices you made that pulled you away from your dream are the ones you regret the most

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