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Busy Summer

Hi guys!  Sorry I’ve been absent, I’ve taken on a bit of IT work for the summer as well as trying to get ahead for next semester (yay multivariable calculus and differential equations).  Yes, I’m that kind of nerd.  Between self-imposed studying and learning how to work MATLAB, I’ve been catching up on my favorite things that I had to forego at the end of the semester.

I found a few D&D podcasts that are AMAZING.  One I learned about because Aram Vartian was on DiceCameraAction as a guest NPC.  He made it out alive, and I was shocked.  Their track record holds that only three guests (maybe four if you count Mordenkainen the wizard) have managed to survive.  His podcast is called Godsfall:  Divine & Conquer.  It is this entire world that Aram created from scratch using D&D 5E rules.  This thing is so incredibly fleshed out.  He should be almost done editing his Worldbook for print.  Just listening to the history alone is proof that he is a bad ass worldbuilder.  If you decide to listen to this podcast, my favorite part is Turtlefest (it’s the best fest).  The other one I haven’t actually gotten completely around to, and that’s Dungeon Rats.  Both can be found on ITunes or really any podcast player.

I also have been catching up on some live stream D&D like DiceCameraAction with the Wafflecrew, Acq. Inc: The “C” Team, Critical Role, and High Rollers to name a few.  DCA and “C” Team are both streamed on Twitch.tv, and are amazing.  The Wafflecrew is DM’d by Chris Perkins on Tuesdays at 4:00 PST (7:00 EST).  Acq. Inc: The “C” Team is a spin from the original Acquisitions, Incorporated, DM’d by Jerry Holkins.  This franchise of the original Acquisitions, Inc. are a motley crew of amazing and funny people.  Sometimes even Patrick Rothfuss makes an appearance either via text, in the chat room, or in person.  The “C” Team isn’t always as fast paced as other D&D games and sometimes I think it is more fun when they decide to go off on weird tangents and something ends up going seriously pear shaped.  This show can be seen on Thursdays at 6:30 on Twitch.tv as well, but you can also catch it in podcast form.  It ends before Critical Role on the Geek & Sundry Twitch channel, DM’d by Matthew Mercer.  High Rollers is done on Sundays at 1:00 PM EST or I think 5:00 PM BST (they are broadcasting from the UK) and DM’d by Mark Hulmes in a custom sandbox D&D world.  All of these streams are amazing and there are SO MANY MORE I wish I could watch.  However, I’d NEVER get anything done.  All of these things can be caught on YouTube if you need to catch up on things missed (you can lose yourself for at least a month catching up to speed on every one of these shows).

So, what I have been doing recently in what bits of free time I have had while catching up on these things, is making a new 2017 planner to upload!  It is finally finished.  The Monday start planner goes from July 2017 to June 2018.  I have two types, so you can pick which you would prefer (chronodex aren’t for everyone).  One has just lines at the bottom of the page, for notes, meal tracking, steps, etc.  The other has a doubledex-type chronodex at the bottom.  Both come with a coral and grey color scheme.  It still has the vertical layout with similar measurements to EC and Happy Planners.  If you glam/scrap plan, you can easily fit printables into the planner pages.  Also, I have created 2 separate forwards:  one has contacts, year at a glance, and monthly goals, and the other has that PLUS assignm2017-18 Planner Coral-Greyent trackers, semester schedule, grade trackers and professor contacts.

I also have been working on a bullet journal.  It really has turned into more of an art planner than a real bujo.  However, it allows me to have more creative influence over the way my planner looks because I sometimes want to try new things.  I’m going to give it a go this fall and we’ll see how it works out.  I will keep you guys posted with photos on Instagram and on here so you can watch my frustrated journey through trying something brand new.  Some of it I’m creating a head of time because I know I won’t have time to dedicate to my bujo once the semester is in full swing.

As always, if you want to share my stuff, please link your friends to my page as opposed to just sending them the file.  Don’t try to pass my stuff off as your own.  Yadda yadda yadda.  You know the fine print drill.

Feel free to drop me a tweet or show me what you’ve done on Instagram by tagging me: @CoffeeConfessor.

Planner Forward (non-school)

Planner Forward for Students

Planner with DoubleDex

Planner without DoubleDex

I Made a Thing!

Sorry everyone for the lack of posts.  I have been so busy with school!!  It’s 5 weeks until the end of the semester.  Between exams, homework, papers, etc. there has been little time for me to write anything.  My time is spent doing calculus and physics.  I don’t like to leave you all hanging!!  I do think about you guys.  Even when I don’t post.  I always feel bad.

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tions are over.  If you are upset, I understand.  If you are scared, I understand.  If you need someone to talk to, I’m around.  Feel free to drop me a comment or a tweet.

So, what I have been doing recently in what bits of free time I have had, is making a new 2017 planner to upload!  It is finally finished.  If you want a different color, let me know so I can add them.  These planners are full 12 month, Monday start planners with SpiralDex at the bottom instead of my regular Chronodex.  The vertical two page-per-week layouts have boxes that are similar to the size of Erin Chondren Planners.  So, if you glam/scrap plan, you can find stuff that fits. new-2017-vertical-calendar

Aqua Planner 2017

Blue Planner 2017

Grey Planner 2017

Purple Planner 2017

Sage Planner 2017

Sand Planner 2017

I also have managed to finally get a bubble map template created so if anyone has professors that jump around from topic to topic, it can be a great hbubble-note-pictureelp.  It is only bubbles, you connect lines yourself, so you can have as many or as few tangents as you want.

Bubble Map Notes

As always, if you want to share my stuff, please link your friends to my page as opposed to just sending them the file.  Don’t try to pass my stuff off as your own.  Yadda yadda yadda.  You know the fine print drill.

Feel free to drop me a tweet or show me what you’ve done on Instagram by tagging me @CoffeeConfessor.

First Week!

Ok, so the first week of the semester is always busy.  Homework, and getting back into the routine of getting up at the crack of dawn to go to get to class on time.  I didn’t get all of my class syllabi in time to plan my semester before it started.  So, I am playing catch up.  However, it allows for me to take more pictures, and slow down a bit as I go.

So, in order to plan, I go through a single syllabus at a time when planning the semester.  This way, my brain has a single focus, and I can ensure I don’t miss any deadlines for the class.  I always color coordinate my classes.  This year the code goes like this:  German- blue, Physics- pink, Calculus- orange, Computer Programming- green.  I make sure I have proper amounts of sticky notes in these colors as well as page flags.  So, basically by the end of my Semester planning session, the monthly layouts are covered in sticky notes before I ever put pen to paper.

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As you can see, I chose to use the peach vertical planner this year.  It was so hard for me to decide.  I thought about rotating through ALL of the colors, but I wasn’t sure I’d like that too much.  I might try it eventually.  I sometimes get bored easily.  However, since I decorate my planner, I really don’t worry much about most of the color.

So, this weekend, my project is to ink and place planner stickers on the important monthly dates on what is due.  I will then add these to my assignment lists, both my master list and my individual class lists in order to keep track.  From there, I will keep a project planner in order to keep track of progress on each major assignment and exam.  As I do this I will keep track and post the photos on instagram if you are curious.  Follow me @coffeeconfessor to see more!