Bullet Journaling (Part 2)

Around this time last year, I wrote a blog post about bullet journaling, which, if you’ve never heard of it before, is an organization system that combines planners, to-do lists, ideas, and many other things. People who have bullet journals use them for all sorts of things, from keeping track of their health, writing down ideas, or just making fun pages like you would with scrapbooking.

I began my bullet journal in late 2016, and so I’ve been doing it for just over a year now. I still have the same journal (well, sort of), and I’ve been filling my pages quite a lot in the past year. Since my last bullet journaling post is almost a year old now, I figured today would be a good time to give you an update. Plus, I want to show how my journal has grown in the last year!

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Week In Review – January 12

Happy Friday, everyone!

I hope you’re all doing well and are enjoying your new year so far. I’m back at school now, but so far, things are pretty great! It’s nice to be back and in a routine once again.

On Monday, I reviewed how I did with my goals in 2017, and I also talked about my goals for 2018. There are a lot of things I’m gonna try to do this year, so be sure to check it out and see what I’m up to this year!

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Goals for 2018 (+2017 Goals Review)

There’s something about a new year that motivates us. We feel like we can do anything. That’s why many of us choose to create New Year’s resolutions or goals, with varying degrees of success. Now, say what you will about this phenomenon, but personally, I like it – we’re taking advantage of our excitement and using it to better ourselves and our lives.

At the beginning of 2017, I set some goals for myself, and I was determined to reach them. Using a number of methods, including my bullet journal, I was able to keep track of my progress towards these goals and make significant progress in the areas I wanted to. In 2018, I want to continue progressing, and so today, I’ve decided to take a brief look back at my 2017 goals and then look ahead to the future for what I want to do in 2018.

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Week In Review – January 5

Happy Friday, everyone, and Happy New Year once again!

I hope you all enjoyed celebrating the new year, whether that meant spending time with family and friends, hanging out and reading a good book, or just having the chance to sleep in. I didn’t do much myself, but I did finally get to watch the Psych movie, so that was certainly fun.

In other news, I posted my Year in Review for 2017 on Monday, featuring my favorite books, CDs, blog posts, and moments from the past year. If you missed it, be sure to check it out and tell me your favorite things from 2017 as well!

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2017: Year In Review

Here we are readers, another new year is upon us! It’s hard to believe 2017 has passed us by already, isn’t it?

Like I did last year, I’d like to start of this new year with a look back at what made it special – my favorite books that I read, the albums I listened to, the blog posts I wrote, and the moments I was able to enjoy. This is more meant to be a summary than anything else, but you can bet that I’ll be linking back to old posts if you want to read more about what I did this year.

In addition, I’m saving my 2017 Goals Review for next week, where I’ll be looking back at how last year’s goals went and what I plan to do for my goals this year. Be sure to keep an eye out for that next week!

So without further ado, here’s my Year in Review for 2017!

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Week In Review – December 29

Happy Friday, everyone!

It’s hard to believe this is my last blog post of 2017, but here we are – another year come and gone! I’ve been working on a “2017 In Review” post, which will go up on New Year’s Day, and it’s been a lot of fun to look back on all of the awesome things that happened this past year. I can’t wait to share it with you! But in the meantime, you can read my post from this past Monday, which is all about my favorite Christmas traditions. (And if you missed it, you can see my “Behind the Scenes” video where I create that very post)

I really enjoyed spending Christmas with my family and friends this year, and now we’re getting ready to celebrate the New Year together. But in the meantime, here’s what I’ve been up to…

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My Favorite Christmas Traditions

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays, everyone!

I’m sure many of you are spending time with your family and friends on this Christmas Day, but since it’s still a Monday, I still wanted to share a short post with you. And, since it’s Christmas, I thought it would be nice to share some of my favorite family traditions around the holidays. I’ll make sure I keep it short so you can get back to spending the day with your loved ones!

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Week In Review – December 22

Happy Friday, everyone!

I hope you’ve all had a good week – things have been busy but fun for me lately, so that’s  been really good. Also, my blog hit a pretty big milestone yesterday – it was my 2-year blogiversary! I can’t believe it’s been two years since I started blogging again, but it’s been such a fun journey. If you missed the celebration post, be sure to check it out for some fun surprises! And, while you’re at it, you can read my Monday blog post from this week, The ABCs of The Legend of Zelda.

Other than that, not much has been going on around here. I’ve mostly just been hanging out, running errands, and working on some projects while I’m at home. But if you’d like more details about what I’ve been up to lately, keep reading!

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2nd Blogiversary Celebration

With even more (virtual) cake!

I’m sure you’re a little bit surprised to see me posting on a Thursday, but today is a very special day for my blog because today, Maggie’s Musings turns 2 years old! I can’t believe how quickly the time has gone by since I first started this blog, but I’ve loved every second of it.

So what are you waiting for? Read the rest of the post to begin the celebration!

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The ABCs of The Legend of Zelda

A few months ago, I wrote a post titled “The ABCs of Writing.” Today, I’d like to give you a rundown of another one of my favorite things, The Legend of Zelda in a similar manner – for those of you unfamiliar with the video game franchise, think of this as a quick introduction to the games (no spoilers, I promise). If you’re a Zelda fan like me, I hope you’ll find this to be a fun and entertaining look at the elements that make our favorite games what they are.

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