to prepare and work on in order to produce something; to promote or improve the growth of by labor and attention; to develop or improve by education or training
Not long ago I began to follow on social media an organization called Cultivate What Matters. There is no funner organization!! It is a group of women developing products for women to help them live a life that matters.
For the last handful of years, they have published Power Sheets, and 2018 was no different. The 2019 Power Sheets came out this month, and I joined in the excitement of Launch Day and ordered a set of sheets, along with a handful of other products with the express purpose of becoming goal focused.
First, the shipping box is amazing. The outside is bright yellow and made me smile. But I had seen some pictures of the box on social media. What I hadn’t seen was the INSIDE of the box! It is printed with encouragement upon encouragement!!
“You know all those things you’ve always wanted to do? You should do them.”
“You have everything you need to do this!”
When I took the plastic off the Power Sheet notebook and opened the cover, the first things I saw were these three cards, beautiful and gold: a place to record my word of the year for 2019, the lid quote on a nice card for framing, and, my favorite: “2019: Let’s Do It.”
I paged through the notebook and already began praying and thinking about goals for the new years. I joined the Facebook page, because reading goals that others post will help me with my own.
Also in the box are post it note , a bright yellow pouch to put the accessories in; “tending tape” which is washi tape that is color coordinated with the notebook and is used for keeping track of goals; a goal setting sticker book; and finally, a pack of wild card sheets, which I have a feeling will become a fav for me.
Do I know what to do with all this? Not entirely. But Cultivate What Matters has an entire week in early December where they assist everyone in goal setting. In the mean time, I will continue to read Lara Casey’s two books, Cultivate What Matters and Make it Happen. Lara is the founder and CEO of the company. Do yourself a favor and check it out!
I am about finished with my bullet journal. My goal was to get it finished through November. It is hard to remember that this is my first attempt and it will not be perfect, but each month I can change what didn’t work and beautify it even more!
I started with a calendar for November, December, January and February. There are times when I need to put future dates on the calendar, so I decided to just open the journal with these four.
I am planning to track money again. October was my first month to get super serious and it was so rewarding to get to the end of the month without running out of money before month. So I established pages to track spending.
I am going to try something new for November: daily weigh ins. I am curious to see if that helps me control the ups and downs better? It might just last a month, but it is worth a try.
I want to track the weather, mainly so I can have a record of snow, which i HOPE starts really soon!
I am going to try A Sentence a Day and see if I can keep up with a tiny journal of what was most memorable that day.
Books Finished, mainly because I have the hardest time remember what books I read, because I read so many!
Toward the end of November I will start working on December. I really like working in the journal, decking it out and being creative. While I liked The Happy Planner, too much of it was done for me, and there just wasn’t room for some of the things I wanted to keep track of. At the time when I was realizing a change needed to happen, a coworker brought her bullet journal to work (she carries it everywhere), and I was able to look through it and become convinced that was the direction to go.
So now, to determine goals and clean up my space before 2019 is upon us. Yes, cleaning and reorganizing and tossing and re-purposing all gets done in my house at the end of the year. I tend to start in December, but this year I think I will begin earlier and not be so rushed?
The me I want to be needs to start KNOWING that change is good and necessary and can also be unending. If change is needed, change. It isn’t wise to hold on to things that don’t work, right?