All My #100DaysofNotebooking

I enjoyed being a part of #100DaysofNotebooking with Michelle Haseltine and others for the first few months of 2020. I want to keep notebooking, sketchnoting, and writing blog posts and poetry because this time of sheltering at home has been good for me to be reminded of a six-word story about writing I wrote some years ago: Writing heals and keeps me sane.

It’s true and here we are in a time that needs healing and sanity. So, I write, for what it’s worth.

Here is my collection of my 100 Days of Notebooking. (I managed to do most of the days and tweet them out as I did them.)

Day 13 Slice of Life – A Friday of Rest

Today I needed a day to not work on videos or other school-related issues. Of course, I peeked at my email. If there had been an important/urgent one from a parent, I would have responded. However, I didn’t get any emails from parents or staff members. Hopefully they are all at home resting today too. They need it.

Here are some things I like to do for rest:

  • Write in my journal – Day 73 in #100DaysofNotebooking
  • Cook or bake – today it was making a huge pot of soup with a new recipe from Washington Post “Greek Lentil and Spinach Soup with Lemon
  • Learn a Bible story – today I’m working on Jesus’ resurrection
  • Read – today a few chapters in Joey Pigza Loses Control by Jack Gantos
  • Take a long walk – today to pick up an Ethernet-to-USB connector

That last one is so I can start working again tomorrow!

I still need practice at this resting thing.

Time Well-Spent

My one little word painting and my first entry for #100DaysofNotebooking

My one word for 2020 is TIME. Though I can’t buy it, own it or keep it, I can spend time well. That’s my intention in 2020 and beyond.

This year I am giving up on time-sucking activities and going for activities that offer a more valuable contribution to myself and the world. Here are a few things I’ll be doing.

  1. Finish my TESOL certificate
  2. Build relationships with people
  3. Build leaders at school and church
  4. Find or create ways to bring justice, and use my time doing so
  5. Read and write about what I’m learning spiritually
  6. Read 40 or more books
  7. Do occasional writing challenges, like the #100DaysofNotebooking challenge that’s going on right now on Twitter
  8. Take a 1-second video every day (App: 1 Second Everyday)
  9. Solve the NYT daily mini puzzle (It takes just two minutes and then I have to wait until the next day!)
My 2020 journal