When it comes to favorite genres, I tend to have a pretty expansive range. However, suspense and thriller is where it all started for me. A couple years ago, a coworker of mine recommended Pretty Baby by Mary Kubica. Like me, mystery and suspense novels were her favorite and after reading the synopsis I was intrigued.
The month of February is all about passion and emotions. If anything, this is what stoicism is most commonly associated with so I was pretty happy to learn that this would be the subject matter. One of the things I’ve either inherently known all my life, or learned early on, is that to control emotions can be as simple as applying logic.
In this week’s daily readings on stoic philosophy, there seemed to be a lot of focus on money and possessions. The timing of it was perfect because with it being the beginning of a new year, this is when we all often stop and take stock in our lives. Almost always that inventory includes habits and possessions.
I’ve been incorporating more visual elements into my planner starting with planner themed stamps. I’ve done this before in my previous planner but it just didn’t look right to me. With this new layout, the dot grid makes a perfect base for arranging stamped images and text in a more visually pleasing manner.
Sometimes the perfect way to research a topic for a blog post is to conduct an experiment on said topic and then fail so that you can learn from your failure. This is what happened this weekend.