08:00 knitting // catching up with the Weekender KAL
11:45 morning pages
12:15 Bullet Journal + Google Calendar // no idea why this took so long
13:30 dye yarn
14:45 bizz finances
16:00 late lunch
16:30 taxes // again, this took way too long, but so happy it’s DONE
19:00 dinner + Netflix // the BF and I are watching Mad Men
10:30 Bullet Journal + Google Calendar
11:30 TEJEDA pattern // mannn, this was more work still than expected
15:15 procrastination // ‘:-)
16:00 shop update // but the internet turns out to have crashed
16:15 nap // one that turns out to be three hours long
19:45 shop update // after all
21:30 laundry // + waiting for the cat to come home
08:00 alarm + morning pages // the benefit of waking up later is that I can do this outside in the morning sun
09:30 knitting // on TEJEDA sweater sleeve, finally!
10:30 shower + hair dye mask // it’s a bit more purple now, I love it!
11:30 lunch // already hungry again
12:00 procrastinating // + finishing yesterday’s time schedule blogpost
13:00 Bullet Journal + Google Calendar
15:15 product photos
16:30 iron again
22:00 out for drinks with friends
03:30 bed // when did it get this late all of a sudden?
Who would like to have a free calendar printable? Everyone, duh. Everyone who reads this blog at least, ha! Because if you’re here, you probably love planning as much as I do. In one of my most read blogposts I told you how I organize my life using a Bullet Journal. In there, I also wrote that I have a separate monthly calendar for Chain Twenty plans that are still kinda up-in-the-air. It’s a super simple, four-month calendar, and today I’m telling you how I use it. Plus, you can try it out yourselves, because I added the free printable!
07:30 knitting on Weekender sweater // almost through the first skein, which is my goal for the week
08:15 change into workout clothes + breakfast
08:45 journaling // welcoming this to my morning ritual
13:00 shower + makeup
13:45 Bullet Journal + Google Calendar
14:00 Chain Twenty monthly calendar
14:45 text editing order // finished it!
19:45 pack orders // so thankful for your orders <3
20:30 pedi + mani
21:30 waiting for nails to dry // but actually wanting to go to bed
22:15 bed time, at last
This is probably one of the most requested blogposts to date. I get a ton of questions relating to how I plan, how I stay productive, and — basically — how I organize my life. There are many ways in, and many tools with which I do that. But today, I’m diving into that one tool that has stuck with me for over two years now: my Bullet Journal.
This week was a good week. Like a total sociopath, I cancelled all social stuff and stayed at home every single day. And it was goooood. I know this is totally incomprehensible to many people out there, but this is the only way for me to recharge my batteries. And if you read ‘Solitude’ — which is not a great, but still an inspiring book by Michael Harris — you’ll know that it probably isn’t at all the most damaging way to do so. So yes, I’ve channeled my inner solitude and worked on Chain Twenty like a crazy woman. Here’s to more of these kind of weeks!
We all have these moments. When we feel like we’re running after ourselves, trying to keep up with life’s pace. At least that’s me right now. My trip to The Netherlands, which I mentioned in my previous update, was quicky followed by a trip of my best friends to me, in Gran Canaria. We’ve had loads of quality time together, which is good, but carving out time to work on Chain Twenty has proven quite difficult. As many of you know, a handmade business takes an incredible amount of time, and combining it with having friends over fulltime is simply not possible. So that’s why I have been a little quiet, but just know it was for fun reasons! All the work I did got done mainly involved my latest shop update, which was / is super exciting! So read on if you’re interested.
Excuse me while I was being super busy traveling and watching friends get married! I’m typing this intro at the airport in Eindhoven, The Netherlands, because this is the first time since what feels like forever that I’m able to sit down, collect my thoughts, and write an update. One of the perks of planes getting delayed, I suppose. 😉 And in case you are wondering right now: yes, I got my knitting needles through security! So happy, happy day. Now let’s talk about what I accomplished knitting-wise since I last spoke to you (ages ago).
Last week has been one for the Happy History Books (not that I keep those, but if I did, last week would be a chapter in it). I did a shop update, published my first pattern, made my first sales, hosted a giveaway, gained a lot of new followers… just yay! Thank you guys all so much for supporting me throughout this journey, I’m so happy with how things are progressing lately! This is gonna be a looong post, so I better get started.