What are you currently reading, watching, and loving? Write it down!
In late 2012, I was playing around with the idea of a weekly journaling introspective that was super easy to complete. I created a simple journaling card with the prompts already listed. Each week I grab a card and spend just a few minutes filling it out.
Over the past year, the #CurrentlyList community has exploded on instagram and in our brand new facebook group. Today I am excited to have one of the fabulous Currently Ambassadors Kristin of My Life as a Teacup here to share her Currently List!
As a blogger, I’ve always enjoyed documenting my life, and I love that the Currently Journaling Challenge allows me to capture a more personal, everyday side of my that my posts don’t always reflect. It’s nice to intersperse articles about literature and writing with a snapshot of what I’ve been up to lately, without saturating my blog with overly personal details and moments of TMI.
The Currently List Challenge allows me to share a little part of my right-now self with my readers, and fits nicely into my already existing weekly “recap”, if you will, Things I Love Thursday.
For someone who is always on the go, I tend to go the traditional journaling card route. I keep a few stashed about – in my office, a few in my wallet, even in my car – so that I can fill one out whenever the mood strikes each week! A colored pen helps me to keep my cards looking uniform, but inject a little bit of fun at the same time! Snap a quick picture, and minutes later, I’m sharing my week with my readers on Instagram, or saving the picture to make an appearance on my Thursday blog post.
Being on the go (and being forgetful, on top of it all) means that I sometimes don’t take the time to pause and reflect on what’s happening in the moment, and the Currently List Challenge helps me to refocus and take a little time for me, even if it is just two minutes. It’s nice to look back even just a few weeks later and see just how much I’ve changed as a person, or reflect about the week’s events. Documenting my life means documenting the little things just as much as the big ones, and sometimes it’s the little ones I find the most fascinating!
(Apparently, I’m usually feeling overwhelmed, judging by the last like, 7 cards I’ve done).
Kristin is a list-addict and bookworm who gets way too emotionally attached to fictional characters. When she’s not scribbling a list on any scrap of paper that graces her path, she can be found sipping a cup of chai and discussing the literary merits of Batman with her Pittsburgh English Nerd posse. Grab a cup of tea, get cozy, and follow My Life as a Teacup for writing and organization tips, literary discussions, and all things bookish!