There’s been a quick hiatus for this blog for the past week. My brother got married to his long time girlfriend, then things got busy at work immediately afterwards. Unfortunately I did not have any posts prepared and I was not able to find the time to write and take proper photos, and I would really much rather not post than post bad content.
I’m back though! So let’s get on with it!
I finished #Girlboss by Sophia Amuruso a couple of weeks back, and I really like it. It’s basically half an autobiography and half an entrepreneur tips book. I really enjoyed reading through Sophia’s journey to Nasty Gal fame, and while I don’t really see myself being an entrepreneur, I admire her determination and drive.
I’m starting to formulate my goals for 2016. There’s been a recent trend to do “16 for 2016” which inspired me to start writing down my goals, but I doubt I will do that many. I’ll take it easy (in fact I only have one at the moment, haha!) and really have goals which motivate me. As I am a management professional, I can’t help but make sure that my goals are SMART: Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant, and Time-bound.
I’m back into playing boardgames again! I have sorely missed this, especially the really heavy thinky eurogames. I’m especially into the eurogame called Argent: The Consortium, where each player is trying to be the new Chancellor of the Argent University of Magic by garnering enough votes from the influential board members. You gain a board member’s vote by achieving the highest or most in his/her chosen criteria, and you do this through gathering supporters and magical items, increasing your spellbook, and gaining influence. It’s a pretty involved game, and can last for a few hours depending on the number of players, but it’s quite enjoyable especially if eurogames or worker placement games are your thing.
I’m currently experimenting with various forms of traveler’s notebook inserts, which is definitely one of the things I will be offering in my shop. It’s actually an enjoyable process, but I’m a bit challenged by the amount of time it takes to make one. I’ll be streamlining the process a bit more.
It’s funny, but recently I’ve been thinking about the future, that is, the far future. It got me to thinking about what I want to be doing 10, 15, 20 years from now, and while that might be a depressing or scary thought, I really want to get down into the details. I don’t want to be going around without a plan; in fact, right now feels like it’s already too late to start a super-long-term plan, but it needs to be done. Have you thought about something like this?
It is crazy, but it seems like there is no end to the desire to have more things. I definitely have way more than enough traveler’s notebooks and clear stamp sets, yet I want more. I need to read that book about decluttering (KonMari) to help me cope with this.
The past couple of weeks have been really hectic and tiring, and I feel like I have not yet caught up on rest. Then suddenly I realize that Christmas is less than a month away, and I have barely made a dent in my shopping list! Traffic is going to get progressively worse as well the nearer it is to Christmas, which is increasing my anxiety. I need to calm down and take things a step at a time, and planning will definitely help as well.