Even when I tell myself it's going to be okay once settled and is always crazy in the beginning when there is no routine yet, I still get overwhelmed! Hello, school! I feel so unorganized right now, but that always happens with "syllabus week". You see everything that will be due, expectations the teacher has (which always end up not being the case and things change so much), but I need a was to get everything neatly organized. I confess, I have a nice, fancy planner, but I don't really use it. I only write the title of my blog posts on each day's box in the weekly sections and that's it. I know some people go all out and really get in to those planners, but I don't and I'm thinking I should. September is a crazy month already and I have so many deadlines with the blog, work, and now school. I really need to nail down a better "planner" strategy. Any tips? How do you use your planner? Do you have more than one? I don't want any online planning though, I need to physically write things down. I do have an on-going list on a large rip-off notepad that I keep on my desk with "to-dos" for the week, which can help, but I want a more permanent place where I can see long term dates, etc. Help!
So hopefully this weekend I can get things a little more organized now that classes have started and I have a little bit better of an idea of what to expect. But blogging, work, and school, along with my own sanity...it's an adjustment. Bare with me this next month as I try to navigate it all! Let's all take a collective deep breath in....and release! Happy Friday and 1st weekend of September! xoxo
Monday: Blue Cornmeal Baked Onion Rings
Wednesday: Curry Mac & Cheese
Blog Posts and Links I loved this week:
Life, Mind, Body, Spirit:
Now THIS is real!
Our personal beliefs don't mean those things are fact.
Get yourself to get things done!
Cause failure has nothing on you!
You can change your normal!
Another very powerful post!
Mama Strength sent me this one!
A little cheer up from the lovely Kris Carr!
I'm so glad Ally is back to posting on her blog...everything she has to say is worth the read!
You have the power to set them up for success and some happiness!
I hear this a lot from athletes if they are injured. It's a huge shock to the fitness mindset.
I can't stress #1 enough to everyone!
That's the key. Then things just happen and it's "easy".
You don't have to become a couch potato and puddle of self-pity!
Couldn't agree more!
Amazing audiocast with the lovely Jules Shepard and GF Harvest (best oat company!)
Sandwiches = lunch life!
I get the point, but...
These would be good to browse with a nice cup (or 5) or joe in your hands this weekend!
Read and learn, kids!
I own every brand of blender, except the Vitamix...and I hate them all 😛
Your "Just Mayo" isn't mayo....obviously.
Spot on! 100%, yes!
The response to this article on the big, bad gluten.
Guys! This is lovely!
It starts with US! Be the change!
Couldn't have said ti better myself 🙂
Don't be fooled by these silly "myths"!
Well you know how I feel about it! <3
Blogging, Social Media, Tech & Photography:
These are wonderful tips for writing anything as well!
You may be able to make some extra cash with that DSLR 😉
My monthly favorite!
Love some of these! Great read though!
Yes! The 2 times for those golden hours!
You know you love hashtags 😉
Wowza! Tons of tips! Best post I've scanned on the subject of the 'gram 😉
Holy! Have you seen this? Prepare for major procrastination!
I like to geek-out on government.
I like these! Just to use in conversation too!
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Harvest Cake with Zucchini, Beetroot, Carrot, & Apple. You could easily use all oat flour and make this GF too. It's just so produce-luscious
Quick Veggie Curry. Because sometimes we need curry in a hurry!
Cinnamon Spice Spaghetti Squash Cake. Omg, squash cake!!!! (Use some oat flour here too!)
Vegan Waffles with Grapefruit. Wait...not ordinary waffles...but white BEAN waffles!
Pineapple Mojito. These will get the party started!
Chai-Spiced Apple Sweet Potato Soup with Apple Chips. Can you think of a better way to welcome Fall!?
Herbed Wild Rice & Toasted Pecan Stuffed Portobellos. This has me craving stuffed portobellos! Haven't made mine in so long!
A few things I loved about my week or am grateful for:
+ Trying to feel grateful for moving on-wards with a new school year!
+ Coffee. I have never been more grateful for coffee.
So tell me:
+ How do you stay on top of dates and deadlines? How to you make you're to-do list? Help!!!
+ What were your favorite (or at least, least hated) year of school? 2nd and 4th grade were good and so was freshman year of high school!
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