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
Visiting the Fictional North Pole (Travel from Home #6)
For weeks, I debated about what to do for my December trip. I wanted something appropriate for the time of year and thought seeing the Northern Lights from Alaska might be a good option (it’s on my bucket list to go see them for real one day). But after talking with my friend from Alaska, it became evident that there weren’t a lot of winter food options fit for a vegetarian. Where was I going to find a baked Alaska, and did that even count because it was invented in New York to celebrate Alaska’s statehood?
Making All the Lists
I’m just 1 person making lists. Lots and lots of lists. My bullet journal is packed full of lists, but they’re also in the time management program I use (Habitica), on the whiteboard by my desk, and on sticky notes or pieces of scrap paper.
Benefits of Bullet Journaling
I’m just 1 person who loves to bullet journal. Given the number of bogs, vlogs, Pinterest boards, Reddit threads, and Instagram accounts out there about bullet journaling, I’m far from alone. The core concept of a bullet journal (or bujo) is a journal in which they key items you want to accomplish in a day are displayed as a short, bulleted list.
A Daily Tarot Card Pull
I’m just 1 person who likes a little extra focus each morning. I love the art on a good deck of tarot cards, but I rarely do readings for myself. When I heard about the practice of pulling a tarot card each morning to help focus your day, I thought it seemed like something I could easily incorporate into my exiting morning routine.
Being a Bubble of One
I’m just 1 person in my own bubble during this pandemic. It’s been strange going ten months without quality human contact (no offense to my dentist, dental hygienist, and the radiologist who administered my mammogram, but that isn’t the sort of physical contact I’m craving). It’s been rough living in the same zip code as my parents but being unable to hug them or see them without the windows of my car in-between us. It’s also been difficult learning how to repair my toilets so I don’t have to have a plumber enter my home.
Multi-tasking vs. Focusing
I’m just 1 person. So how do I get as much done as 3 people? The simple answer I usually give is that I multi-task, but that isn’t exactly true. Sometimes I multi-task and sometimes I focus, depending on my state of mind, the sort of task at hand, and the importance of the task.
Top 5 Workout Video Pet Peeves
I’m just 1 person who watches a lot of workout videos. After doing at-home workouts for years, there are some common things I notice in workout videos that get on my nerves. Here are my top 5 workout video pet peeves and how I learned to deal with each.
Starting My Fitness Journey
I’m just 1 person on my fitness journey. It began in 2018 when I was told I was pre-diabetic and should try to lose weight and eat better (i.e. no more eating an entire package of Oreos in one sitting). So I went from working out 0 times a week to working out a few times a week (my initial goal was 3 times a week). Now, I work out 7 times a week. Going from that kid who absolutely dreaded gym class in school (I usually got Ds in gym because I was almost always one of the last people to finish running a mile each Friday) to someone who looks forward to working out for at least 30 minutes every day definitely didn’t happen overnight.
Breaking Up with Yoga (Sort of)
I’m just 1 person learning what sort of workouts my body is meant for… and what sort it isn’t. I have people in my life who swear by yoga and practice it daily. I’ve done enough of it to understand the benefits of a good flow. It’s like meditating with your body and stretching it so it’s able to do more fore you at the same time.
Can You Have Too Many Calendars?
I’m just 1 person with a whole lot of calendars. Maybe you can relate? There is the calendar I create in my bullet journal. There are the ones I got as Christmas gifts. There is a calendar I saw in the store and just had to have. And there are a handful I received in the mail as freebie promotions from companies or organizations.
7 Joys for Singles on Valentine's Day
I'm just 1 person who will be alone and single on Valentine's Day. It's my choice to be single, and it's also my choice to celebrate the day in my own way. I use the day to celebrate those I love, including remembering my dear little friend, Becky, whose birthday was February 14. Because of the pandemic, I won't get to do my normal trek to her memorial tree this year and leave children's books around it for others to enjoy. But there are many ways to celebrate the holiday, whether you call it Valentine's Day, Galentine's Day, or even Palentine's Day.