Today, I finished my journal. This is the private one where I write in stream of consciousness whenever I feel like it. No rules, no pressure.
It was given to me by a friend as a Christmas gift and I started it on January 1st of this year. The plan was to use it throughout 2019 because I usually don’t write that much but it looks like my mind was very cluttered, especially during the last couple of months. For now, I’m not planning to get a new journal until 2020 so I’m going to journal in a lined insert inside my Traveler’s Notebook.
Finishing a journal is always a bittersweet moment. This one was super special to me because was a gift but also because I LOVE the cover!
On the very last page, I decided to write a Currently list because it will be nice to go back and see what I was into this time of the year.
Reading: Aloha Betrayed by Jessica Fletcher and Donald Bain. This is a classic cozy mystery set on a Summer-y location and it’s perfect since I’m a huge fan of Murder, She Wrote!
Watching: Grimm, Trapped, Vikings. I’ve just realized that 2 of the shows are set in Scandinavia and 1 in Portland, Oregon, showing my need for cooler weather. Clearly, I was born on the wrong side of the world. Anyone from Scandinavia who wants to adopt me?
Listening: Sabaton’s new album and a lot of metal (I’ve discovered the weekly playlist by Spotify and the recommendations are good so far!). I’m having a great time with music lately, as I’ve written here.
Making: I’m currently writing a lot of articles for the Keep Productive blog!
Feeling: sick because of the heat and humidity and tired of what seems to be the longest and hottest Summer in history! Too many months with temperatures above 30° and my brain is fried.
Planning: a simple family dinner but also a nice lunch for August 15th (which is a national holiday here in Italy and when Summer vacations actually start).
Loving: the freedom of being done with University, even if I’m a bit scared because I’ll have to start searching for a job in September.
What are you currently reading/watching/loving/etc.?