bullet journaling, CBD, HempWorx, organizing, photography, planning, PTSD, written by Sadie Jane Ramsey

Planned post about planning!

Hello and welcome to my blog! This is my first post, and it is indeed a planned one. This is meant to serve as a brief introduction to me, my interests and those I intend to write about, and how I use a bullet journal style notebook to keep organized.

I grew up on the east coast of the USA. I was a child of the 80s and a teen in the 90s. When I was a youngster my parents already received negative feedback about how high energy I was, and attention impaired. Back then they did not look at diet or other possible contributing factors, and suggested ritalin at a young age. I am so glad my parents opted for a non medicated approach at first! I had some difficulties at school and was often asked not to return. By the time I graduated high school I had been thrown out of nearly every school I had attended! I credit my awesome high school for assisting me in staying focused enough to get my diploma and even a scholarship to college. I made a smart decision to utilize my scholarship but not get student loans when I was 100% uncertain about what I wanted to do with my future. I left college without a degree and debt free. I chose to bounce around New York city for awhile, mostly homeless, busking for money and fun. I got tired of right angles so I started hitchhiking our great nation. I hiked from sea to shining sea and really enjoyed seeing so much of the country.. I knew even then that I would nver be that free again in my life. Only living in the moment. It was wonderful and really gave me a perspective on life I cherish to this day.

During my travels I did have a few boyfriends and ultimately became pregnant with my first child in 2001. We settled in Vermont for what we thought was the time being. I studied natural and unassisted birth but chose to have a midwife first time around. That is a whole ‘nother story for another post. I did end up having 4 kids, and more than half of them were planned homebirths, planned unassisted birth, etc. That is my preference. Again, I will definitely post on this topic in the future.

I learned a love of old time country music and as my babies and I stayed home in the Vermont cold, I learned and practiced a Carter family inspired scratch. Started flatpicking in the year 2002 and haven’t stoppped since. Love keeping that olde timey spirit alive!

I love photography, altho I am an amateur. Expect to see my posts filled with pics. My boyfriend recently got me a new camera and I am loving it so far!!

Nowadays I am a very busy mom of 4. I homeschooled my oldest kids until they miraculously chose school. I have homeschooled them all. My 6 year old is now starting a homeschool enrichment program – it’s kinda like school one day a week. He starts Friday. I’m excited for him and also anxious. Been a homeschooling mom for awhile clearly! My youngest is 3 so I still have some time to adjust and enjoy those fun years with her. I breastfed until each child chose to stop, and only recently did she make that decision!

I have anxiety and I do have many measures I take to allevite that. I meditate, I love creating zentangles in my spare time, I love using cbd to assist my body to deal with the anxieties of daily life. I will talk from time to time about my use of cbd and how much relief it brings to my family. I will talk about my struggles with PTSD, the therapies that I have found effective, etc. I will talk about how I have  freed myself from addictions that grew in the long scary shadows of ptsd and how free and light I feel. What methods worked for me and why. How cbd helps me to maintain sobriety. Both from alcohol and nicotine.

I may seem like a very organized person but what I’m really doing is planning and scheduling in the hopes to stay ahead of the inevitable chaos that is being a mother of 4. I plan everything as best I can to enable structure and simplify my days. Like ingraining a habit, it ultimately gives you less to think about. My favourite tool for planning and structuring my thoughts is my notebook. I use a bullet journal style and it helps me immensely. I honestly can’t plan my days and structure my calendar without using it. It is so essential that I have installed a tile finder so I can never ever lose it again!  I will blog about bullet journaling and how much I love this style of organizing, for sure.

 

Well I hope this post has served as a good introduction to me, my interests and hobbies, and what I intend to use this blog for. I hope everyone who follows me enjoys this blog and finds something useful or beneficial in my posts. Good night! Looking forward to another lovely day tomorrow. ❤

 

 

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