As I mentioned in my last post, I'm spending all my spare energy this week to focus on my financial and career goals. I'm chugging along and making great progress, but I wanted to take some time to look at different bullet journal spreads for managing finances. I have a spread that I like right now, but I'm always on the lookout for something to make budgeting and paying debt a little more exciting. One of my favorite things about bullet journaling is the way you can take kind of boring things and make them feel super interactive and fun, just by drawing a couple of boxes and doodling in the corners. Trackers? Count me in.
Tarot cards evoke a range of different emotions in people. Some people think they are a powerful tool of their religion, while other people think they are tools of the devil. If you're a nonbeliever like me, you might be slightly annoyed at tarot cards because the charlatans they so often represent. But I'd like to take a chance to paint tarot cards in a different light: a powerful tool for self-reflection and journaling. If you don't believe in spirits and mysticism, then tarot cards are basically playing cards. They have four suits with numbers and a court (king, queen, etc). Then, there are 22 more cards that tell a story and represent different points on the journey of life.
Basically, all you have to do is pick different ingredients across a range of categories: oats, sweetener, fruits, nuts, extra add-ins, and stuff to hold it together (like butter or peanut butter). You mix it all together and then bake it until it's brown. Since it's so customizable, it's fun, easy to do with whatever you happen to have on hand, and interactive for your kids. It's also so easy to make your kids could pretty much do it themselves with a little oven help.
I've dabbled and experimented with lots of different ways to organize my bullet journal. I love to think up different systems, spreads, and sections. But the truth is that I love to come up with new rules more than I like to live by the old ones. My bullet journal becomes a compost pile of the things running around inside my head and I constantly want to move it around and examine it.