Word of the Week-Plan

I’ve never been the sort of person to leave things to chance. If I don’t have a plan in place then I flounder. That’s what I feel like I’ve been doing lately, floundering and getting back on track is long overdue.

I don’t know about you but making plans helps me feel in control and also motivated me to be productive. Up until a few months ago I would use my bullet journal for planning. For the moment my bullet journal isn’t working for me so I’ve gone back to a good old reliable notebook.

I’m planning a little party at home for Jake on Sunday. He turns 3 next week and the plans we did have to celebrate have changed. There’s food, cake and balloons to buy.

Planning for our holiday is next on the agenda. It’s our first holiday as a family and although we are not going far it still requires a lot of planning. I want to make sure I’ve thought of everything, especially how to keep the kids occupied on the car journey.

I’m planning what I want the next six months to look like in terms of blogging and working from home. Plans have changed and Jake won’t be starting nursery until September. This means I need to come up with a new strategy for working around him.

I have lots more plans to make but I feel like I’ve made a good start. Now to put those plans into action.

The Reading Residence



  1. May 5th 2017 / 8:10 AM

    Having plans always helps me too. Hope Jake has a fun time at his party on Sunday and good luck with planning your holiday and the next few months of blogging. #WotW

  2. May 5th 2017 / 8:34 AM

    I also like to know what is ahead and to plan what we will be doing. List writing is a great help isn’t it? Good luck with your plans #wotw

    • May 7th 2017 / 7:38 PM

      Thanks Louisa, nothing like a good old list to get you back on track and organised x

  3. May 5th 2017 / 10:50 AM

    Oh yes, having a plan is so important, I think that’s where I’ve been going wrong, I’ve not planned much lately and going with the flow is not working out, probably why my word of the week is lost this week. Now I know what I have to do, get a plan. Holiday planning sounds good, how exciting x


    • May 7th 2017 / 7:39 PM

      That’s what I was trying to do Anne, but I’m lost without a plan or a list to work from x

  4. May 5th 2017 / 3:55 PM

    Oh yes, I like to plan, it’s how I can then make things happen! I hope Jake has a lovely birthday x Thanks for sharing with #WotW

  5. May 5th 2017 / 8:06 PM

    I am with you on planning, I am such a control freak and hate not knowing. Which is ironic as my husband is the complete opposite, grrrr! X#wotw

    • May 7th 2017 / 7:49 PM

      I think that’s what I like about lists they make me feel in control and more able to get on with things x

    • May 7th 2017 / 7:52 PM

      Thanks Merlinda, I find starting small with a list of say 5 things and just ticking those off really helps x

  6. May 7th 2017 / 8:24 PM

    It’s always good to plan! And even better to be able to change them… I don’t think a bullet journal is for me. A good old paper diary is my thing, I think! #wotw

    • May 9th 2017 / 8:31 PM

      Thanks for your comment Carol, I do love a good old paper diary too.

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