“The time has come,” the Walrus said, “to pack yo’ shit and move.”
This week is all about transitions. The month is changing, the season is (slowly and grudgingly) changing, next week I start a new day job (OMG) and Saturday my roomie and I are moving house. It’s been a rocky process to say the least, and I just about came unspooled today from cumulative stress and uncertainty. But we’re on the downhill run, even though it doesn’t seem so, and day after tomorrow some young men with large muscles and a big truck will load up all of our stuff, we’ll load up the animals, and off we go. It’s only about six miles away but feels like another continent – I’ve lived in the same Austin neighborhood for 12 years!
At any rate, I decided to bust out the map washi tape I’ve had for months and do a theme based on travel, movement, journeys, and the like. I really had fun with the two maps – they’re actual images from Google Maps of my old and “new” neighborhoods (technically I’m moving back to an area I’ve lived in before), which I tinted sepia and then used colored pencil to make them a little more vintage-y. I love the dotted line connecting the two – it was a moment of inspiration that turned out really cute.
The new feature this week is the shopping list sticker. It ended up being pretty handy, so I think I’ll add it to my weekly framework. Every week I have some variation of the “Dailies” sidebar, the column headers (usually there’s “to do,” “events,” and “writing,” but I haven’t needed the latter two with the move going on), the this-and-next-week headers, and the weekend header. I have their dimensions memorized so I can make new ones every week in about five minutes, using whatever font and colors I think go with the theme. I build the whole theme in the Silhouette Studio app that came with my Cameo machine, though I don’t actually cut them with the machine most of the time; I slice them up with my paper trimmer and take them with me to Starbucks on Sunday afternoon as part of my weekly planning ritual.
If you’re after map washi like mine, you can find the same one here on Etsy; you can also just search Etsy for “map washi” and come up with several different styles.
Packard Antique font (free)
And here’s the song stuck in my head thanks to this post’s title, just to share the love:
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