I have been back from the blogging conference Blissdom Canada for a couple of days now, and I am still in that weird head space. I feel recharged from being fully immersed in a subject that I love with people who inspire and support me. I also have a thousand ideas sitting in my tablet waiting to be put into action. But I am also exhausted. And you know how I have a squirrel problem – ALL THE IDEAS MUST HAPPEN NOW!!! Or next week.
I am also still in the process of setting up my office in the bedroom.
That sounds way inappropriate.
Don’t try to set up an appointment.
What I mean, is that I have moved a desk into the empty half of the bedroom so that I can have some peace and quiet. I still have to shift some other furniture in and out, including my kids’ easel – WHY is there an easel in here – does someone come in and sketch us while we’re sleeping? I knew those kids were weird.
Today I am going to work on setting the rest of my office up so that I have a clean and productive workspace. I might have to move the coffee pot up here. In the meantime I will let those Blissdom thoughts swirl around in my head for a little bit longer. But I have started getting some of my plans organized in my new DotMine planner. It’s funny because I was planning to buy a planner – maybe it didn’t happen because I didn’t have a planner to write my plan – you SEE why I have trouble? I’m glad that I ran out of time to get one before the conference because I got this awesome family_time.mine planner from DotMine in my swag bag, and it suits what I need better than anything else I have seen in the stores. If you would like to order one at www.timemine.com , you can use the code BLISS14 to get 20% off through October 31st 2014! We can be planner nerds together. Mine is the Petites Fleurs design, which is beautiful and matches my office – okay bedspread – but I am starting a campaign for a squirrel and raccoon design for next year. I think they are going to want me as their spokesperson. Do spokesperson requests get delivered by a process server?
Do you use a paper planner still? As much as I am on my phone, and I keep my appointments in my google calendar (papers don’t have alarms – I need alarms), my lists and planning have to be on paper. I thought I was in the minority, but it was funny how many people in a room full of bloggers felt the same way, and how many of us were taking notes in a traditional notebook as well. Sometimes tech just doesn’t cut it.
Watch for a complete Blissdom Canada 14 wrap-up later in the week. In the meantime be sure to check out my instagram and twitter feeds for lots of pictures of what I was up to.
I was one of the paper geeks at Blissdom. Wrote everything in a tiny notebook that still hasn’t made it out of my purse. Loved the planner in my swag, too.
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Louise – I think one of the first posts I read of yours was about you and your notebook and it made me want to keep coming back to see where your notebook led us.
Kyla @ Mommy's Weird says
I am all about my paper planner I find I can just not remember things unless I write them down!!! I freaked out when I saw mine. FREAKED OUT!
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I’m so happy to have a planner nerd twin – we are good at freaking out together!!
The planner was my favourite thing in that Blissdom bag! I don’t think I’ll ever give up my old-school lists and schedules — I’m a paper nerd all the way. 🙂
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