Glitter (v.) to add sparkle, excitement, and vitality to that which is dull and unimaginative

Jot (v.) to quickly pen a line before the thought flits away, perhaps never to be recaptured

6.12.2017

Summer Slacking in a Teacher's Bullet Journal

An example of gaping spots
How do I know summer has arrived?  Here it is nearly 2pm on a Monday, and I just realized my bullet journal isn't set up for the week.  What happened?  My usual routine has my supplies spread out on the dining table with my Sunday morning coffee - - everything nicely planned out for the upcoming week and ready to go.  Alas, summer means early morning walks with my faithful black lab, mid-morning coffee on the deck, and then whatever happens to fall into place. I looked back on last week's journal spread - - huge gaping spots!  

teacher bullet journal
A low key weekly spread

Trimming the seam
Teacher bullet journal
My creative chaos
What did I do last week?? Since I did pick up some new washi tape, I guess I'd better get this week's pages ready (I hope I'm not missing any appointments!).  Maybe last week's wide open spaces on the pages aptly illustrate the freedom that is possible in a teacher's summer.  We can work at a summer job, take summer classes, carpool our children to baseball and soccer games, or simply hang out at the lake and just be.  Just be.  I like the sound of that.  After all, my carpooling days are in the sunset, I'm up to date on my continuing education classes, I'm fortunate to not need a summer job, and I do have a lengthy list of books that have been calling my name.   I also have a spunky new grandson who loves to cuddle.  Yes, this summer I will JUST BE.  What is on your summer bucket list?


Update:  I did finally make this week's spread - - but I haven't really used it either.  I did include examples of my process.



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