Edith's Bullet Journal: Day 14 (Saturday)

Edith also had Saturday off. She had been looking forward to Saturday all week - Singles night at the bar! Her love life was lacking, despite the fact she already knew she wanted to settle down and have children in the near future.

First, she needed to do some apartment cleaning! Oh Edith, what a mess!

Before going out, she relaxed on her computer for awhile. She did some research on vampires, as she had heard that supposed sightings of vampires were increasing. 

She went to a club meeting, where she enjoyed some coffee with Gunther. 

She then went into the club's designated area to work on writing. It was inspiring to work in a different setting. 

She got to the bar a bit early for singles night, and quite hungry. So she had some french fries while waiting for more people to show up. 

She hit it off with two new guys- Travis and Johnny who she convinced to join her on the dance floor. Don was also there, of course, and joined in. There was a stranger with interesting fashion taste who leered at them disapprovingly while they danced.

Travis and Edith did chat alone for awhile in the corner of the room, and she made another friend!

Here's Edith's completed Saturday daily spread, plus a new savings collection. The next post will contain her new weekly spread and updates to the monthly pages!

Edith's Bullet Journal: Day 13 (Friday)

Edith had Friday off from work, and she had a really busy day!

Maaike called and asked if she wanted to go to breakfast at Villa Bovine.

It was a weird choice, as it turns out, as they don't really have a breakfast menu.

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They had a very pleasant conversation.

Edith ask Maaike what she knew about Gunther, but despite him being in the club, she didn't really know him that well yet.

Their breakfast choice was fruit and yogurt parfait with tea. They both loved it and were super excited about it.

Edith heard some commotion behind her. In this lovely and quite fancy restaurant, some parents were laughing and looking on as their child did this...

Edith pondered how she would be parenting the situation differently. Edith certainly doesn't mind messes, but there is a time and a place.

After breakfast, Edith went to a yoga class. While she is definitely improving her abilities, her low level is still quite obvious.

She was definitely shaky while trying to do the moves. Fortunately, the other person in her class was not suceeding either.

Eventually, they both exceeded their ability levels and came crashing down. 

Edith went to the library to do a bit of reading. She chose "Fitness Vol. 1", and this attracted the attention of Marcus (the overly fit and confident dude at the gym). They got to chatting and she ended up helping him resolving a problem he was having with a friend.

In the evening, she went to the spice festival where she was able to harvest some fresh produce.

She also met this guy Masato who was cooking food on a grill. 

She chatted with him and Cherish for a bit, before Don spotted her (he works at a food stall) and joined them. 

Hanging out with Maaike and Don had raised her relationships with them both enough for her to consider them "friends". 

Tomorrow was another day off!

Edith's Bullet Journal: Day 12 (Thursday)

Thursday was another day working as an article writer at Walrus Books.

After work, she sent out her second book for self-publication, Abby the Kitten. 

She did some reading. 

And then watched the World Culture Network (possible her favorite channel, as she seems to request it often). 

She ate Franks n' Beans for dinner.  Overall, a quiet day socially, but very productive in her career.

Updated daily spreads!

Updated weekly spread.

Edith's Bullet Journal: Day 11 (Wednesday)

Wednesday was a much needed day off for Edith! 

She started the day off with some tidying up.

While eating oatmeal for breakfast, she was texting. She seems to be texting all the time, but I have no idea to whom.

Next it was off to the sky gym. Sure, this was to get a workout in, but...to be honest, she was hoping to meet some hot guys.

She did meet one hot guy, but he was a bit old for her taste. He was also a bit, um...self absorbed?

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Edith then met up with the Avant Gardes at their usual coffee shop. The Barista was dressed very....creatively.

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She did a little bit of reading at a table with Hugo, who was doing his homework, and Gunther who was also reading. Edith had a cup of coffee while she read.

Then treated herself to some cannolis...she did go to the gym afterall, right?

She followed it up with another beverage later.

She came home in a great mood...filled with confidence. She had made a new friend...previously, the members of the club we just acquaintances. Gunther was also a co-worker, but after some deep and interesting conversations, she felt more connected to Gunther. She felt confident she had made a friend.

She watched a bit of the World Culture Network to chill out. I think this might be the only channel she finds tolerable.

She decided to cancel the mac n' cheese plan...too rich after her indulgences at the coffee shop. She opted for breakfast instead.

Updated Bullet Journal!

Edith's Bullet Journal: Day 10 (Tuesday)

Tuesday was another work day for Edith. Her plan was to go to work, have a garden salad for dinner, and then focus on her own needs...something she had been ignoring the past couple days.

After work she was feeling really tense, so she had a bath with a lavender soak which made her feel much better.

She then spent sometime reading on the couch.

Her garden salad was better this week than last week. Her skills in the kitchen are improving...the right amount of dressing is key.

She wanted to do a bit of socializing, so she knocked on Jesminder's door and they chatted for a bit. Edith talked to her about the Avant Garde. Jesminder is very nice, Edith loves the way she dresses.

Here's Edith's completed daily spread for Tuesday. It was a bit of a boring day because of work. She has Wednesday off, so hopefully that will be a bit more interesting.

Thanks for reading!

Edith's Bullet Journal: Day 9 (Monday)

Edith worked from 9am to 5pm on Monday. She made samosa for dinner, a recipe she learned from one of the food stalls.

She wanted to relax, so she watched television while she ate. Unfortunately, she couldn't find a channel she enjoyed.

After dinner, she finally got to do some writing. She finished her children's book and published it herself.

Here's her completed daily for Monday!

Edith's Bullet Journal: Day 8 (Sunday)

Sunday Edith was scheduled to work from 11am to 7pm. After work, she had planned on working out or maybe doing some writing.

Before work, Naoki, the mixologist (bartender) from the romance festival called her up. This was a total surprise. She had a couple conversations with him, but they were not anything flirtacious. 

However, he said he couldn't get her out of his mind, and wanted to know if she'd go out to breakfast with him.

She thought "why not", and went. Things were fine, but there wasn't any chemistry between them. He didn't like kids (a big turn off for her) and she was weirded out by the headphones around his neck.

He was also both angry and tense, and it just felt awkward. Oh well.

She got a promotion at work! So much for the plan to write or workout. The Avante Garde gang wanted to take her to a nightclub to celebrate. They danced and had a great time. She didn't get home until very late!

Here's Edith's daily spread with some notes, her tasks checked off, and a filled in Life Check. Her job and finances are in good, so are marked in green, thanks to her promotion. She had a social activity, so social is also green. However, she didn't get any writing in, and she didn't spend much time taken care of herself.

Here is her weekly spread filled in, as well as some mood tracking.

She also added a recipe collection to her BuJo to make meal planning easier!

Edith's New Bullet Journal Setup

As I mentioned, I caved and bought Edith and I both new, official, bullet journals. Edith needed more space and I desperately wanted a dot grid. 


They only come in two colors, so Edith got the more vibrant one, of course. Mine is black.

Since the Sims don't have months or seasons, I'm breaking down the weeks by life stages. I'm playing Edith on the long lifespan, so the next four weeks or so will be her early "young adult" years. I'm defining 4 weeks in the Sims as a "month" for purely organizational purposes.

Here you see the beginning of Edith's Checker Life Check (developed by BujoBoosted on YouTube and Instagram). Edith has identified the eight categories of her life she wants to focus on for the next four weeks. The ones closer to the center of the grid are the most important. The ones near the far corner are the least important. 

Most Important: Personal Satisfaction (measured by Whims completed)

Moderately Important: Writing (defined by her skill level and books published)

Moderately Important: Social (defined by friendships and social events)

Somewhat Important: Romance (defined by dates and romantic interests)

Somewhat Important: Learning (defined by total number of skill points)

Least Important: Work (defined by job performance and promotions)

Least Important: House (defined by tidiness and new items)

Least Important: Finances (defined by total savings)

Obviously, other categories such as family will become relevant once she gets older.

Monthly Goals Spread- Here is a list of goals we are aiming to achieve over the next four weeks. It gives us a base line for the Checker Life Check ratings.

Month One Memories- We'll fill this in as she makes good memories!


Week One (Two) Weekly Spread- I changed this to say "Week Two" because it's technically her second week. On the left we have a calendar for work, meal and event planning. Beneath that is a small habit tracker (writing, work out, wash dishes, reading). We then have a place to list tasks she wants to complete. Her weekly Checker Life Check. We are tracking her moods a bit differently now (based on total number of times she was in that mood). 

In addition to the daily spreads, which you'll see in our next story post. She is also making additional spreads to keep track of things such as skills.

Thanks for reading! What do you think of Edith's new journal? 

Edith's Bullet Journal: Day 6

Edith and I are both very excited! We are both getting new Bullet Journals! We are getting better notebooks- better paper, page numbers, etc... so that we can take our planning more seriously. Our journals will arrive on Tuesday in the mail. For now, we are both practicing new spread ideas in our old journal.

House cleaning, as you can see, is one of the only goals on Edith's weekly list that she has yet to accomplish! However, she is eating breakfast. Another dot in the habit tracker for this healthy start to the day.

Edith's primary objective today was to go to work! She did manage to do some redecorating of her bedroom in the evening.

More of Edith's bedroom upgrades. What do we think of the color scheme?

Here's the view from Edith's bedroom window....in case you were curious!

Edith stuck with her meal plan and had salad for dinner. Her execution of the salad was not to her liking, but she needs more practice if she wants to learn how to make a decent meal!

Here is Edith's spread as of Friday! I think she needs more space (hence the notebook upgrade), but she's made great progress on her tasks for the week!

Edith's Bullet Journal: Day 5 (Thursday)

Thursday was a day off for Edith, so she took some time in the morning to work on her children's book.

She then spent some time reading Crisis Barn one of the books on her to-read list. 

After that, she went for a walk in her neighborhood to check out the building and businesses. 

She checked out the waterside warbler, the locak karoake bar. 

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Finally, she attended a meeting of the Avante Garde club. 

She didn't get on with some of the members as much as she had hoped, but at least she was socializing.

Edith's Bullet Journal: Day 4 (Wednesday)

Wednesday was another work day for Edith. 

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She got started in the morning with breakfast, and then went to work from 11am to 7pm. 

My apologies for the walls-down photo, but I was excited to catch the screenshot. Edith managed to get a promotion already! How exciting! Her boss was impressed with all the reading she does.

Speaking of which, she read another book. The previous owners had left a children's book on her shelf, and she thought it'd be good to learn more about the genre she was trying to write in.

She also did some shopping and setup her office a bit more.


Here's Edith's updated Bullet Journal spread for the week. Edith needs to work on her handwriting. ;)

Edith's Bullet Journal Day 3

Edith had Tuesday off. Her goals for this day were to join a club and to visit the spa to find out about yoga classes.

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Not quite interested in starting her own club just yet, Edith reviewed the selection of local clubs. She decided to apply for membership to the Avante Garde club as they advertised discussing literature.  

Despite showing up in a cranky mood (thanks noisy neighbors!), she managed to make a good impression with most of the members of the club. She was accepted.

She was able to take part in a yoga class that day at the spa.

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She wasn't very good, but it was her first time trying. She plans to try again later in the week.

She was hungry, and she decided to check out the bar The Shrieking Llama in hopes that it was singles night. It was not...

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It was Alien night, which was definitely interesting. She met a couple friendly aliens, though.

Here's the current state of the bullet journal! Tomorrow is Wednesday, which means work from 11 to 7.

Edith Walsh's Bullet Journal Day 2

Whoops! As it turns out, this was Edith's first day of work. For some reason, we thought work didn't start until Wednesday!

Edith had a weird experience on Monday morning just before heading to work. An...interesting man was outside throwing a fuss. Edith tried to be cheerful to him.

However, the strange man just berated her. She was very surprised by his reactions. However, it did not impact her performance at work. She had a good first day.

As she had scheduled, after work she went for a jog around her neighborhood. 

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After her jog, she went to the Humor and Hijinx festival. She decided to participate in the competition- jokesters vs. pranksters. She chose to be on the jokester team.

To earn her team points, she had to go around to different people and tell jokes. She's new to comedy, so she wasn't the greatest, but people did seem to enjoy her material.

She even tried out her skill at the microphone. She wasn't booed off stage!

Her team lost the competition, but she got to enjoy a fireworks show at the end of the evening!

House cleaning is not some Edith does automatically. Thankfully, she has it listed as a goal in her journal!

Edith had a wonderful evening...she's exhausted and it's really late, but she doesn't have to work tomorrow. The plan for Tuesday is visiting the spa to investigate yoga classes, and possibly joining a club.

Edith Walsh's Bullet Journal: Day 1

In the last post, I described my new Sims Challenge that I'm currently developing. The Sims 4 Bullet Journal Challenge involves making a journal for your Sim to plan out their activities in advance, helping them achieve a well-balanced life.

Here is our test subject- Edith Walsh. We are going to be following her life and her Bullet Journal.

Here is her week one spread:

The calendar currently contains her work schedule and her meal plan. Below that we have a small habit tracker (Breakfast, Workout, Writing) and a Quality Tracker (happiness, writing, social, work, yoga/wellness, finances, environment and learning. On the other side, we have her goals, her to buy list, her to read/watch list, places she wants to visit, house projects, and a section for notes and memories. Down the bottom is a mood tracker that she will use to track her mood three times a day (Sunday morning, Sunday afternoon, Sunday evening, etc....) 

Edith began her day by starting to write a story...a Children's story about a single blue shoe's epic struggle to find her sole mate. Edith had moved to San Myshuno to take a job as a writer's assistant. She hoped to someday be a published author herself. Before she began writing, she had begun setting up her office...desk, office chair, and computer. The walls were still blank and the room needed more light, but she'd fix those later.

Edith was greeted in the late morning by a welcome wagon of neighbors, Arun and Jesminder were a young couple from across the hall. It's possible that Jesminder is expecting. With them were two other neighbors, an elderly woman named Geeta and young guy named Raj. 

Edith was very anxious to make friends in her new city, so she welcomed them into her home.

They stayed and chatted for quite some time. 

After they had left, Edith went about reading the Lucas Dark series. It was on her to read list, and the prior owners had conveniently left it on the bookshelf! 

Later in the evening, Arun came to visit again...he was bored and wanted to hang out. They hung out for awhile, and then Edith went to bed.

Bullet Journal Updates: Edith crossed a few items from her lists and updated her tracker. She decided she had better try to workout tomorrow since she didn't do so today. 

The "If My Sim had a Bullet Journal" Challenge!

I'm developing a new Sims 4 challenge that combines the Sims with one of my other favorite hobbies: Bullet Journaling!

I know this challenge won't be appealing to many since you need to love both bullet journaling and the Sims. That's okay, though...it's mainly for me! But if you do happen to start your own, please let me know how it goes.

This challenge is in development still. So, there are no official rules yet, but I will update them as I go, in case you are a Simmer who wants to try it out.

This will also be written as a story, so non-Simmers might be interested in following along as well, I hope you do!

The Purpose:

I'm constantly seeking ways to give my Sims a normal, balanced, challenging life. I don't play with cheat codes, I don't build mansions, I seldom max out skills, and I never seem to be able to afford the most expense items in the catalog. My Sims happiness and needs are front and center in their daily life.

What if Sims had a Bullet Journal?

In my Bullet Journal, I plan events, list out mu goals, note tasks I want to do, track habits, and reflect on my happiness and well-being. I started wondering if that could be applied to a Sims life, and this is what happened (pardon the scribbling):

Not only would this be a fun way to keep a Sims life balanced and focused on self-improvement. But it also would help me record their lives better. I can set the page up at the beginning of the week. Take notes as the week goes, and have a good look at the Sims life for that week.

I can also decorate the page to reflect the Sims mood!

The Play Test

I've made my subject:

Meet Edith Walsh. She is a bookworm and a slob. She loves to hang out with friends, but she also wants a family. Edith needs help managing her career, her house cleaning, her club meetings, and (eventually) a family. 

She also loves patterns and bright colors (so clearly she is a washi tape girl!)

In my next post, you'll see the first weekly spread I'm going to make for Edith to help her accomplish all her goals!