Tonight I had all these ideas on what I was going to do before bedtime. Housework. Phone calls. Eat. Spend quality time with our balcony garden. Snuggling on the couch with Dan and the cats.

I was able to do *some* of these things, but then I watched this video and everything else has gone out the window. It’s Samuel Johnson talking at a TEDx event about Love Your Sister.

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I started drafting this post, oh, two weeks ago. I haven’t even restarted Chrome in that time so I didn’t forget to keep plugging away at this. Having a new job is amazing, but also exhausting. I come home late and don’t have the energy for much. Don’t get me wrong, this new job is the best thing I’ve ever done. But a new job is a hard slog, especially when I was at the last job for TEN FRIGGING YEARS.

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Prologue: ahem, pretend I posted this 1½ months ago, okay?

I was actually hoping for a quiet birthday this year. Last year was pretty freaking huge and I didn’t want to be greedy and aim for another one like that.

But if the universe doesn’t like your idea, it’ll laugh at you and do whatever the hell it wants with your birthday anyway.

My original birthday plan was to take a month off work and pfaff.

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If it’s not already obvious by the fact that I have a blog devoted to being productive at work, I love me some to do lists.

I’ve got ’em all: apps, PDFs, Gmail labels, fridge magnets, handbag notebooks.

Yeah. You’d think I’d be more on top of my game, right? But I’m not. And I’m always in the market for The One.

I first heard about Bullet Journal a few months ago and developed a crush about it right away.

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I’ve said this a gazillion times before, but hanging out with bloggers is so much fun. Which is lucky cause most of my closest friends are bloggers

;)

But today was fun because it was bloggers with finger sandwiches and macarons – hell yeah! We met at the Gatehouse Tea Rooms in Parramatta (owned by another blogger!) and got our own room which was perfect cause we didn’t have to shout to be heard :)

Today’s class roll:

Some of the stuff we talked about today:

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