Posts in: Midori Travelers Notebook

Day 363 of Project 365: Turning the page.

Tonight I turned the page to peek at 2017. It looks so clean and new from here. I am sure 2016 looked much the same, last December 28th. Is it foolish to look forward to a symbolic fresh start? Are these merely the first few hours of our darker days? via Instagram [ift.tt/2iHenLA](http://ift.tt/2iHenLA) Writing from: my study in Portland, Oregon. Listening to: Carrie Fisher being interviewed in 1977 about “Star Wars”.

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Day 299 of Project 365: Tea without sugar.

I’ve introduced FunkyPlaid to “Detectorists” and I’m enjoying it even more the second time around. Writing from: my study in Portland, Oregon. Listening to: that great theme song again. https://open.spotify.com/track/0jp1YFgWn67BtAVDZRaSqM


Day 294 of Project 365: Unicorns and villains.

After a long, exhausting day, I was delighted to return home to fun things in the post. This wee picture of Black Jack Randall in “Outlander” was the one that gave me a much-needed laugh, though. My sharky friend knows that my favorite part of that series is Tobias Menzies’ portrayal of Frank Randall / Black Jack Randall, so she sent me a photo, which I tucked away in my notebook next to my Portland unicorn sticker.

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Day 277 of Project 365: Journal flourishes.

I’m experimenting with some additions to my Bullet Journal, some functional and some just for fun. Clockwise from the upper left: a rubber stamp to add some flair in a boring corner; a weekly list that I tipped in with washi tape; and a sticker from an ephemera set I found at Flax Art & Design many years ago. Writing from: my study in Portland, Oregon. Listening to: the whir of the laptop fan.

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Day 271 of Project 365: Book Darts.

As part of an ongoing attempt to wrangle my ever-growing task list, I have been searching for a simple way to earmark important tasks that may get buried in the Bullet Journal format. Then I remembered Book Darts, little pieces of paper-thin metal that slide onto the edge of a page. Every morning, I slip a Book Dart next to each of the day’s three Most Important Tasks. Book Darts slide on easily and don’t budge, even on thin Tomoe River paper, until I slide them off again.

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Day 231 of Project 365: Notebook time.

Every Thursday, I share a productivity tip with my work team. Today I shared the Bullet Journal system in honor of its third birthday. And I had Goulet Pens’ refills for my own Bullet Journal waiting for me when I got home tonight. Time to play with my notebook! Writing from: my sticky study. Listening to: the crickets just outside.


Days 140-152 of Project 365: Spring chaos.

Hello again, patient Project 365 friends! The end of May zipped so quickly that I fell far behind with these posts. I kept snapping every day, though, so I have something to show for my long absence. Down the leftmost column: a mass of shopping carts at IKEA; fun blurbs that Lonesome's Pizza tucks inside their pizza boxes; my Second Life avatar playing with a virtual pet cat; a non-virtual kitten that I got to snuggle thanks to new friends; my kombucha-in-progress.

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Day 134 of Project 365: Four-list method. 

Time to refocus on my health, now that the parental visit is over and I managed to catch a cold. I don’t do diets. Not being able to eat gluten is enough of a restriction for me, and I think that non-medically-mandated diets can encourage problematic relationships with food. I do, however, fully support reasonable guidelines for healthy eating. I first discovered Alton Brown’s four-list method about a year ago, and since then I have used Evernote to track my own progress with it.

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Day 80 of Project 365: Mini-Me.

Sometime last year, I dreamed that my Midori Traveler’s Notebook suddenly hatched a smaller sibling, like my notebook’s Mini-Me. I chalked it up to my habit of reading too many stationery blogs, and left it at that. But this smaller version of my daily notebook kept resurfacing in my dreams. The two notebooks were a matched set, but then I would wake up and there was only one of them. Frankly, it bothered me.

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Day 65 of Project 365: Notebook bits and bobs.

[caption id=“attachment_92230” align=“alignnone” width=“2048”]Processed with VSCOcam with se3 preset[/caption] In the film adaptation of my life, my jaunty sidekick would be my notebook. It has always been my notebook, ever since I knew how to write in one. When I was still young and wanted to grow up to be a librarian / private investigator / Indiana Jones hybrid, I would catalog seemingly random details of the world around me in a spiral reporter’s notebook.

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I acknowledge that I live and work on stolen Cowlitz, Clackamas, Atfalati, and Kalapuya land.
I give respect and reverence to those who came before me.

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