Happy Planner Tells All

It’s been a week or so since I started using my Happy Planner. I don’t use it for appointments or birthdays, rather for my personal and creative life- workouts, writing time, Youtube filming/editing etc. This planner is great because it helps me micromanage my time. Days go by fast and many things slip my mind (unfortunately those things are usually things I like to do for fun.) So this year I vow for that not to happen. Enter the Happy Planner.

Happy Planner has taught me I cannot do it all, even if I break up the day an hour at a time. Something is going to have to give, and I think it will be my Youtube channel. It takes up far too much time and doesn’t really help me reach my goals of writing and reading more. Nothing ventured, nothing gained I suppose. Youtube isn’t the right outlet for me. Sure it would be nice if I could make money talking about books and sharing my photography, but it won’t happen. I think I will stick to being a Youtube viewer. It is a great outlet for learning!

Also, in order to focus on my blog, I should really stop posting the same content on my social media. Instagram makes it too easy to spit out posts to all my outlets. This will be a challenge! But having the WordPress app on my phone may help!

Well, there you have it!




Scaramouche Scaramouche Will You Do the Fandango?!

My husband and I used up one of our last gift cards (from last Christmas, whoah) to see Bohemian Rhapsody. Wow. What a film. I can’t say I know enough about the history of Queen or Freddie Mercury to judge if the film is historically accurate or not, but the story was compelling! We left the theatre wanting to see the film again soon.

Mercury’s character in the film is inspiring. I am so glad they concentrated on his character, brilliance and creativity instead of his sexuality. There were only hints at his sexual encounters and for that I am grateful! I think too often sexuality can define us and that isn’t fair! I am glad they presented us with his  creative process and ability for music and performance!

I digress. Mercury reminded me of what it was like to be a young artist – your creativity it at your fullest and you have nothing to lose, really. Your art is your best because you’ve dug deep into the pits of your soul (because you have the time to actually examine it!). You’re still finding your way in the world and learning about yourself. Mercury was certainly learning about himself in the process as well.

Makes me think back to my art from my 20s and the art I make today. I wonder if any of the art I create today can hold a candle to the art of my 20s? If Mercury lived past 45 would he still be as flamboyant, cocky and talented?Too bad we will never know.