bullet journal, lifestyle, organization, videos

video || how to start a bullet journal | all you need to know 10 min crash course

Starting a bullet journal can seem daunting at first, but it is an incredibly powerful tool for organization, motivation and productivity if you use it right! In this video, I take you through ALL you need to know to start planning, tracking, and reflecting on your goals as a beginner. From the bullet system and… Continue reading video || how to start a bullet journal | all you need to know 10 min crash course

academia, writing

writing || notes on the tipping point by Malcolm Gladwell

Okay, I'm going to make a confession. I finished this book weeks ago. And writing a blog post summary of my thoughts and notes has been a majorly recurring to-do list item. It went somewhat like this in my to-do list: write blog postblog post (urgent)okay, seriously write blog postwrite the damn blog post already!… Continue reading writing || notes on the tipping point by Malcolm Gladwell

art, lifestyle, organization, shop

art || shop launch announcement: June 1, 2020

Do you want your desk space looking like this? READ ON for my CRAZY fun announcement! For the past week I've been working hard researching, ordering, and photographing for the first-ever Mistral Spirit SHOP launch. I am so thrilled to bring you FIVE unique pieces and products on June 1, and over the next three… Continue reading art || shop launch announcement: June 1, 2020

lifestyle, organization, photography, retellings, writing

writing || #MyJournalStory | From blogging at 9 years old to going live on TV and YouTube: my 7-year bujo evolution

First published on the Washi Tape Shop on May 6, 2020. A couple weeks ago, @thewashitapeshop reached out asking if I'd like to write a guest blog post to share my story. I decided to put it into a visual journey about how I got into blogging at 9 years old, took up bullet journaling, and started… Continue reading writing || #MyJournalStory | From blogging at 9 years old to going live on TV and YouTube: my 7-year bujo evolution

lifestyle, things i learned, writing

writing || why you should make a priority list for your free time, too

Happy first Monday of May! Let's chat about mindful priorities today. In my view, there are 3 states of productivity: the first is a positive Flow State - you're getting things done AND enjoying the work. The second is when you're getting things done (maybe it's mostly admin tasks/busywork) but you're not in the mood… Continue reading writing || why you should make a priority list for your free time, too

academia, fitness, food, lifestyle, videos

video || productive at-home vlog | my daily routine, workout + a dramatic pasta dinner

Guys. I had SO much fun editing this video. You've gotta watch it to understand what I mean. Complete with music-timed workout sequence and a dramatic and very Italian pasta-making dinner, I have to say my entire YouTube career has led up to this moment. Every day is totally ordinary but also very unique -… Continue reading video || productive at-home vlog | my daily routine, workout + a dramatic pasta dinner

bullet journal, lifestyle, organization

lifestyle || let’s get motivated | no-fail, 4-step, 20-mins jump start!

Let's get MOTIVATED in 20 minutes and 4 practical steps! Grab your bullet journal or a piece of paper and a pen to get started! Here's an overview of what we're talking about today. Before or after you start on these steps, you can even add the same simple spread to your own bullet journal!… Continue reading lifestyle || let’s get motivated | no-fail, 4-step, 20-mins jump start!

bullet journal, fitness, lifestyle

lifestyle || 11 practical tips to improve your sleep schedule | how I wake up at 7:30 am every day

Getting on an early sleep schedule (that means waking up before noon!) is one of the first steps to creating structure for yourself if you're home all day. This Sunday, I'm bringing you a bullet journal spread with my TOP practical tips that you can do both BEFORE bed and in the MORNING. Let's start… Continue reading lifestyle || 11 practical tips to improve your sleep schedule | how I wake up at 7:30 am every day

lifestyle, things i learned, writing

lifestyle || working from home top tips and criminology

WORK FROM HOME strategies coming your way! When I came home to begin our daily routine of social distancing, online courses and facetiming friends instead of seeing them, I set the first two days aside as Transition Time. I sat down with my bullet journal and planned out what I needed to stay happy and… Continue reading lifestyle || working from home top tips and criminology

lifestyle, things i learned, writing

writing || quick note | reality is what you are living

I've had so many mixed feelings ever since this all started but have also taken it as an opportunity to work on my mental "narratives" without the distraction of my relationships or external obligations. Here's one thing I've been telling myself a lot lately. In fact, I first posted it over on Instagram but felt… Continue reading writing || quick note | reality is what you are living