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My INTJ Personality, Obliger Tendency, And How It Affects My Planning

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Happy Birthday to me!! 2017 has been a year of learning what I DON'T want to do when it comes to accomplishing goals. I set many goals that I didn't even get started on, let alone accomplish. I felt lazy, unmotivated, and downright defeated. I gave up on 2017 by the time I reached Quarter 4 and decided to instead focus on getting a head start on 2018.

I know to some this quitter mentality may seem like a bad thing (and it is, to be honest) but I learned so much about myself that I'm willing to let it slide. Instead of just focusing on setting new goals for 2018, I decided to do some soul searching and figure out where I went so wrong in 2017.

One of the first things I did was to find a therapist and get a proper diagnosis on my mental health. I'll talk about it more in future posts, but long story short, I was misdiagnosed as having bipolar disorder and I have been carrying that (and improper treatments) for over 15 years.

The next thing I did was to take a Meyers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) Personality Test. My personality type is INTJ, which stands for Introverted, Intuition, Thinker, and Judgement. It is the rarest of the MBTI personality types, and even more rare to be a female INTJ. I will be doing more posts on the different aspects of my INTJ personality as it relates to my planning and life in general.

I also took Gretchen Rubin's Four Tendencies quiz, which can be found here. I have an Obliger tendency. In short, I do what I have to do. I don't want to let others down, but I may let myself down. I need to have external accountability for EVERYTHING, even the things that I really want to do.

After finding out all of these different things, it became obvious why I failed with my goals this year. It didn't make it any easier, but I knew what I needed to do going forward. I already had my DIY Powersheets that I had created to help with my goals for 2018. (FYI, I will definitely be buying them from Cultivate What Matters for 2019. They are amazing!!) I will also be using this blog and my YouTube channel to publicly post my goals each month and looking to all of you to hold me accountable.

I would love some accountability partners so be sure to subscribe to my newsletter over in the right sidebar so you don't miss any posts!!

I posted a video about this same topic earlier this week on YouTube. You can view it here. We have some amazing conversations going on in the comments so be sure to join in.

Homeschool Planning For The Week

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Today we are looking at how I plan our homeschool lessons for the week. We are starting school the day after Labor Day so I have our first two weeks planned out. I use the Scope and Sequences from Easy Peasy's website, along with the Leader in Me Parent's Guide that goes along with the 7 Habits for Happy Kids book. I put just enough information so that I know the main topic we are studying as well as the assignments that will be completed that day. On the sidebar, I only use the supplies section to list what materials we may need for craft or science projects. I have not figured out what to use the notes or appointments sections for. I use the last column to list any prep I need to do for next week. While we are homeschooling, my personal planner may not be open but this one will. As anything pops up that I need to print or research, I can just list it in this running to do list.

Check out my video to see the details about how I plan our homeschool lessons for the week.

Homeschool Planning For The Term

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Today I am back to show you how I plan our homeschool for the term. We school year round from September to August.  We do 7 weeks on and 1 week off, although things get a little funny around holidays and times that we take family vacations. We also have a 2 week break at the end of August before we start back in September.

Easy Peasy's website, along with their Parent's Guides, provide a Scope and Sequence to follow. This makes it very easy for me to see what we should be doing each day. I use the scope and sequence to determine what units we will be working on each term and to find resources to supplement the lessons. 

Check out my video below to see how I plan for the term and be sure to check out the other videos in my Homeschool Series below the video.

Homeschool Planning For The Year (Year Round School A Single Child)

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For this year I decided to go with The Ultimate Homeschool Planner by Debra Bell. I purchased mine from I would have preferred something that I could incorporate into my disc-bound notebook but I really love everything about this planner. I even considered uncoiling it and punching it with my disc-bound punch, but it would be too time consuming.

We do year round homeschooling with 7 weeks on and 1 week off. We take the full week of Thanksgiving and Christmas off. We would have taken 2 weeks off at Christmas but we are taking 2 weeks off in April for a family vacation. In the state of North Carolina, we are required to homeschool for 180 days, so we had to fit in all of those days and I also wanted to have some extra days built in for sick days and/or make up days.

Check out my video below to see how I make it all work with the curriculum we have chosen. Be sure to check out some of the other videos in the series linked below the video.

Our 2nd Grade Homeschool Curriculum For A Single Child

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This post contains affiliate links. Please see my disclosure policy here.

For our 2nd grade curriculum we decided to go with Easy Peasy All In One Homeschool. This curriculum is completely FREE and completely online. There is an option to go offline with the core subjects if you want to. We decided to go this route just to keep CJ away from the screen for a little bit. We will go online for our supplemental subjects (Bible, History, Science, Art, Music, Computer, Thinking/Logic, and PE/Health). These are the workbooks I ordered if you are interested:

-Easy Peasy Language Arts 2 Workbook

-Easy Peasy Language Arts 2 Parent's Guide

-Easy Peasy Math 2 Workbook

-Easy Peasy Math 2 Parent's Guide

-Easy Peasy Second Reader

-Easy Peasy Second Reader Workbook

I also decided to add in personal development as one of our subjects. For our first term, we will be working through Sean Covey's 7 Habits of Happy Kids. I thought it would be perfect timing since I just finished my 7 Habits Book Club on YouTube.

Check out my video for more details on my decision to use this curriculum.

Homeschool Series Intro

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Welcome to my homeschool series!! I am so excited to finally be bringing this series to you because it means that it is finally back to school time for us. I wanted to do an intro so that as I created each new video I didn't have to give a long back story at the beginning.

Since this is our first year homeschooling anything can happen, but this is the list of videos I have planned for the initial series:

-Our Homeschool Curriculum Choices

-Planning For The Year

-Planning For The Term

-Our Book List For The 1st Term

-Planning For The Week

-Our Co-Op Decision and Why

Let me know in the comments if you have any suggestions for videos you would like to see and be sure to check out my video to get all of the details.

The Parenting Super Bundle is Coming Soon!!

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I am so beyond crazy excited to bring this news to you. I absolutely love Ultimate Bundles and have been affiliated with them for a while. I actually purchased the Ultimate Homemaker's Bundle last year but I missed it this year. I haven't promoted any of the bundles before because of being strictly focused on planning, but with my transition to more of a lifestyle channel, I felt this would be a perfect time.

Check out my video for more details about the upcoming bundle sale and my plans.

Key Points to take away:

-Dates: Wednesday, August 9, 2017 8am EST- Monday, August 14, 2017 11:59pm EST.

-# of Resources: 9 workbooks, 10 eCourses, 35 eBooks, 23 Printables, 2 Audios, and 1 Membership Site

-Topics Covered: Chore Charts & Planners, Discipline, Education, Faith, Food, Homeschooling, Outdoors & Travel, Parenthood, Printable Activities, Special Needs, and Special Occasions

I will be posting another video and blog post with more details on the day the sale starts and I will also have a series of videos highlighting some of my favorite products within the different categories.

If you are interested in becoming an Ultimate Bundles Affiliate, please check here for more details (this is a referral/affiliate link).

What topics are you most excited about? Let me know in the comments.


New Changes to the Channel and Blog

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I have been hinting for a while about transitioning my YouTube channel to more of a lifestyle channel so that I can incorporate more aspects of my life into it. It will still be based on my planning because let's face it, my life revolves around my planning. I've just gotten to a point where I want to not only show you what and how I plan but how I actually do the things that I have planned. I created a video that goes into detail (and I really mean in detail) about my plans going forward. My blog will include longer, more in-depth articles about planning concepts, time management, book reviews, etc. Things that would make for a really long talkative video and possibly no visuals.

The main points to take away:

  • Meal planning, home decor and organization, wedding/event planning
  • Day in the life and/or weekly vlogging
  • Arts, crafts, and more ways to get to really know me

Let me know in the comments what you think of this new direction and any video ideas or suggestions you may have.

The 5 Common Excuses to Planning (Video)

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The majority of my day is spent immersed in the planner community in some way, shape, or form. I may be on Facebook or Instagram, filming a YouTube video, or in this case, writing a blog post about planning. But ever now and then I step out of my happy place and interact with people who  are not as in love with or passionate about planners and planning as we are. It always amazes me how many people don't use a planner AT ALL. Not even a basic calendar.