• Reading

    What I Read: January 2021

    I reread the first four Harry Potter books, reading my sister’s illustrated copies. I’m going to wait to purchase my own set once they’ve all come out. These editions are amazing. They definitely give you a strong sense of place and atmosphere.

    I read The Shadow of the Wind. This did NOT give me a strong sense of place in the way I wanted. It was very atmospheric though. I won’t be continuing with the series. The writing is excellent comparably, but I just can’t justify the content, in every sensitive area it felt gratuitous.

    I’ve decided that I needed to finish at least one book for every Harry Potter book I read. I think perhaps, I need to do that with any rereads, and maybe bump it up to 2 or 3 books for every reread. Maybe once I get my hands on more new relaxing reads (which may have to be once I get a Kindle), I can increase that.

  • Daily Life

    January 2021 Goals

    Better late than never, also nice to see that I feel like I’ve made some progress on these goals and this is a good reminder of things I need to work on.

    To set up for the month

    1. Transfer old computer programs and docs and such to new computer
    2. Vision Board Pinterest and journal (actually not going to be too different from last year honestly)
    3. Set up digital limits and controls
    4. Fill out the beginning of the Artist of Life Workbook
    5. Bullet Journal Setup
    6. Digital clear out (after computer transfer), especially phone, email and Evernote


    1. Parsley health
    2. Therapy
    3. Sugar and dairy fast (maybe next month/in my own place do elimination diet, sugar controls)
    4. Start doing simple exercise and stretching, get a Fitbit or something
    5. Work on getting to bed by 9:30
    6. Work on morning and evening routine, digital limits and controls (I’ll have another post about this)


    1. Remind to be taught more AP
    2. Private step #1
    3. Private step #2
    4. Set up tech learning plan


    1. Work on lateness
    2. Work on no gossip, politics, complaining, cussing, exaggerating set up
    3. Work on Spanish
    4. Work on habits, morning, and evening routine


    1. Increase income streams
    2. Pay off some short term debt
    3. Save enough for laser, dermontologist, orthodontist
    4. I need one month’s rent and security deposit and also a pet deposit
    5. Build up savings and emergency to a certain amount
    6. Increase all savings, esp one for car
    7. Have almost everything I need for my house and some money towards purchasing groceries, toiletries, paper goods, and cleaning supplies

    Learn to Live

    1. Schedule one thing


    1. Research what is open in terms of facials
    2. Get back on track with skincare (probably easier to try this once in my own place)
    3. Work on body care and sunscreen reapplication (probably easier to try this once in my own place)


    1. Make snowflakes (and this should be FUN, not a MUST)
    2. finish Mom’s gift

    Study Subjects

    1. Build habits, work into to-do list


    1. 12 book library limit!!!!!
    2. Order some study subjects books
    3. Finish The Idiot
    4. Overcoming Unwanted Thoughts
    5. The Shadow of the Wind
    6. Ethel Lina White mysteries
    7. Hemingway Didn’t Say That