Loans & Diaries

I am steadily working through my Birthday Bucket List and I have two more accomplishments to announce!
1. I made a KIVA loan! I loaned $25 to Nory Ester via KIVA and she is using it to stock her newly bought and opened general store in Columbia! The entire KIVA organization is pretty awesome and since it’s all micro-finance and not straight charity the people work really hard to pay their loan back! In fact KIVA has a 98.9% payback rate! Check out their video to see the way a KIVA loan works! PS Nory only needs a couple more lenders to get her full loan! 

2. I started a journal. Actually THREE journals! A Q&A journal that has room enough for 5 years! It asks you a question each day so you can see how your answers change over the years! Plus it makes it WAY easier for me since the biggest thing standing in my way of starting a ‘Dear Diary’ journal was the “requirement” that I had to write every day… yeah I just couldn’t do that. In addition to the Q&A journal I got a ‘Wreck this Journal’ which has turned out to be really fun because I actually do get to wreck it! The other journal you see is more of a ‘Dear Diary’ journal but without the daily writing requirement and more of the ‘Rant, Vent, or Cry through words’ journal. 

Good times.
Only 17 more thing to go! Oh dang that’s quite a lot… 
Do you have a journal? 
Make sure to enter the Blogaversary giveaway

  • Brittany Nagel

    That Q&A journal is AWESOME. I just ordered it on Amazon, and lucky me, Prime says i’ll have it in 2 days! I’m so excited!

  • Madi @ And So I Did

    I have the Q & A journal, and I’m half way through my second year! I’m loving it! :)) It’s so fun, and it’s interesting to see what was happening just last year. Enjoy it!

  • Caitlyn @ ChemGradBoom

    Congrats and getting two things checked off. Go you. And I love the journals that you are keeping , the five year one will be interesting to look back on.

  • Gena Barrett

    I have a journal just like the q & a one except mine is called “One Line A Day” – I love it! Such a good idea! I’ve stopped writing in mine though, so reading this has made me want to start again :)

  • Megan

    LOTR. Never actually read the books, only saw the movies.

  • Sarah Grace

    I have been wanting to read The Longest Way Home: One Man’s Quest for the Courage to Settle Down by Andrew McCarthy. It sounds like quite the book in regards to traveling in order to find one’s true self. Plus, I would download The Hunger Games because I am curious to finally see what all the fuss is about.

  • Jenn Oldaker

    Oh boy… I have SO many books on my TBR pile that would be a VERY hard choice :) I’m currently reading A beautiful mess and not too far into that via the kindle app so I would just finish reading it on my new kindle if I am lucky enough to win :) Happy Blogaversary!! :)

  • Allie Gannon

    I just started reading Divergent and would love to download the next books in the series! Happy Blogaversary! I love reading your posts…especially when you post pictures of sweet Winston!

  • Heather Hayes Panjon

    The Fault In Our Stars Is At The Top Of My List!

  • Nikki

    I will download Gone Girl. I have already read the book, but I am wanting to read it again. Thanks!

  • Ashliegh

    I have been dying to reach Divergent so that would be the first book I would download!