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Self-Reflection Activities for your 2019 Bullet Journal

Dec. 30, 2018, 9:13 p.m.

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As the New Year approaches, you may be thinking about your resolutions for 2019. Planning to hit the gym more often or only eat organic food? Before you set goals for the next twelve months, it can be helpful to reflect on the year you’ve had so far. Especially if you didn’t stick to your resolutions last year, introspection can help you determine why you may not have been able to accomplish your goals.

That's why I will be dedicating several pages in my new 2019 bullet journal for these self-reflection questions and activities from Shari’s Berries! These ...


My Birth Story - Part 2 - 14 Hours of Transition?

Sept. 1, 2018, 3:47 p.m.

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This is Part 2 of my birth story. Click HERE to read Part 1.

 

The prospect of being in real labor helped me push past my exhaustion and continue with my plan of a medication free birth. I had my exercise ball in the car, I've been practicing my breathing for almost 4 days now, I could do this.

The hospital's policy for intermittent monitoring was 15 minutes on the machine, 45 minutes off, every hour. We went through several cycles of this before a doctor came in around 11 am to check me again.

I had ...


My Birth Story - Part 1 - Prodromal Labor

Sept. 1, 2018, 3:47 p.m.

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My birth story is a perfect example of “We planned, God laughed”.

As an engineer, I love data and learning about things. I literally spent the entire pregnancy watching every birth vlog on YouTube (twice), taking multiple birthing classes, and researching every little detail about the labor and delivery process in an effort to be as prepared as possible. I wanted to be informed and ready for any given scenario that could occur.

Obsessive. I know.

My only real desire for labor was to deliver as naturally as possible, with as little intervention as necessary. Ideally, no epidural – I ...


How to Design Planner Stickers in GIMP

Feb. 27, 2018, 3:52 a.m.

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Hello everyone!

Per long awaited request, I am finally happy to announce a new series of blog posts as a companion guide to my previous guide, where I will be demonstrating in-depth tutorials on how to design various types of planner stickers in GIMP.

Before we get started, here is a link to my previous guide, where I go step by step through the process of buying materials, opening an Etsy shop, printing and cutting planner stickers, and fulfilling orders. If you are interested in that material, click here to head over to the other series.

Additionally, I would like ...


How to Design Planner Stickers in Photoshop

Feb. 27, 2018, 3:36 a.m.

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Hello everyone!

Per long awaited request, I am finally happy to announce a new series of blog posts as a companion guide to my previous guide, where I will be demonstrating in-depth tutorials on how to design various types of planner stickers in Adobe Photoshop.

Before we get started, here is a link to my previous guide, where I go step by step through the process of buying materials, opening an Etsy shop, printing and cutting planner stickers, and fulfilling orders. If you are interested in that material, click here to head over to the other series.

Additionally, I would ...


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