Just like the creations I build out of LEGO bricks or the stories I create on the page, I am constantly working on building a life and figuring out how to adult. I'm Just 1 Person Blog: http://imjust1person.com
My Journey to Stay Safe
I’m just 1 person concerned about my own safety. Whether you’re in your own home or out traveling the world or online, there are many potential safety threats. But there are also many ways to be prepared, aware, smart, and look after yourself.
Top 10 Bullet Journaling Tips
I’m just 1 person who learns a lot by trying (and sometimes failing). I’ve made a lot of changes to the way I use my bullet journal, including what spreads and trackers were useful to me. Even though I kept a bullet journal for years, I didn’t use the rapid logging method with weekly spreads until this year. Here are the things I’ve learned about keeping a bullet journal during the past three years.
6 Pandemic Habits I Hope To Keep
While my methods are maybe a little obsessive and lean toward paranoia, I choose to take the precautions that make me feel as in control as I can be during an out-of-control pandemic. Still, when all this is over, I will not miss wearing masks any time I’m outside of my house or putting my incoming mail/purchases/groceries in a holding area for 3-7 days. I will not miss hand sanitizing repeatedly. I will not miss having to stay apart from my family and friends.
Trip(s) to Italy (Travel from Home #2)
It all started with some pasta I wanted to try. So my next travel from home destination was Italy. I asked my BookCrossing group for recommendations and got so many! I ended up choosing two books from my To Be Read mountain. The first book has been on my TBR shelf for about twelve years now (it was on my friend’s Italy list in Goodreads) and the second is an audiobook I also got through BookCrossing and hadn’t even realized was set in Italy.
Celebrating Oktoberfest (Travel from Home #4)
Honestly, going to Germany for Oktoberfest has never been on my bucket list. I have a friend who goes to celebrate it every year, but I've never really understood the appeal. As I don’t drink or eat meat, that's probably to be expected. Because of this, my celebration of Oktoberfest turned out to be much different from the typical experience (but perhaps just as carb-heavy).
Evening in Japan (Travel from Home #5)
I was looking forward to sushi for almost a month before I finally managed this travel from home trip to Japan. The evening felt like a wonderful treat! I was so excited, I ended up indulging a little bit by buying some extra food.
Picnic in Paris (Travel from Home #1)
My friend and former coworker started a travel blog with her friend: Trek Simple. Though we’re in the middle of a pandemic and can’t actually travel, they suggested travelling from home. Their first suggestion, Picnic in Paris, was so much fun that I decided I might try one virtual trip a month. Here’s what I did for my first “trip” the weekend before Bastille Day.
Observing Burns Night (Travel from Home #7)
Scotland is possibly my favorite country (apart from my own). I used to have a map of the country on the wall above my bed. I’ve always wanted to celebrate Burns Night, but going to a Burns Night supper was definitely not in the cards this year. So I threw my own celebration and traveled to Scotland from home.