What’s Saving My Life Right Now

What's Saving My Life Right Now

For the second year in a row, I find myself wanting to recap the past month with a Currently post because lists are my jam and, for the second time, Anne Bogel saves me announcing her link-up.

There are few things that I’m enjoying right now and are making my life better and I thought it would be nice to share them.

1. OneNote. I love to use it for saving stuff to read later, it works similarly to Evernote but it’s completely free and its button on Feedly doesn’t require a Pro account. I like to save articles and blog posts during the week, in order to be able to read them during my free time.

2. Lamy Safari + Leuchtturm. I finally found the perfect combo for my daily journaling practice. I love the way my new fountain pen writes on Leuchtturm paper (I have an A5 notebook with dotted paper and black cover) and I even started dusting off my cursive, unused since middle school (LOL).

3. Netflix. Once again it makes its way on my list, but you have no idea how much I wanted this subscription and it helped me a lot to achieve my goal to watch more movies rather than TV shows this month. I’m going to share the list of the ones I watched in my next post, stay tuned!

4. PDF Converter. You have no idea how many companies contacted me in the past to promote random things for them (underpants, a mattress…just to name a few), so I wasn’t very excited when Cometdocs.com reached me out to test their PDF Converter app. Long story short, this app saved my (academic) life multiple times during the last few weeks and now I’m very glad I’ve decided to partner with Cometdocs, I even made my dad downloading it! You can read my article about the app here if you’re interested.

5. #HarreadPotter. This hashtag is a new “challenge” started on Bookstagram to reread (or read for the first time) all the Harry Potter books this year. There is also the option to join a private group on Instagram, but I decided to just read the books and I’m so happy. It’s unbelievable how many things I’ve forgotten about the story, mostly because I tend to remember the movies better.

6. Breathe magazine. I discovered this magazine a couple of weeks ago and I purchased the digital edition of the last number to read on my tablet (because the paper one was too expensive for me) and I’m loving it! After stopping to read Vanity Fair in high school and a couple of history magazines during the first years at University, I haven’t found something affordable that I actually enjoyed. Breathe contains so many interesting articles that I almost forget I’m reading it on a tablet, almost…because how good is the smell of a printed magazine??

Here is the link to Anne’s linkup.

What’s saving your life right now, friends?


12 thoughts on “What’s Saving My Life Right Now

  1. I admit that I’ve only read about half of the Harry Potter books. My husband has all of them at his parents’ house and I think I’m going to swipe them next time we visit.

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  2. ooh, i like your choice of fountain pen and notebook! when i started going back to pens for writing, i remember appreciating them way more than when i had to use them in elementary school. if you ever feel like going from a cartridge filler to a piston-filler (holds more ink, less environmental waste from the cartridges), i can recommend the TWSBI fountain pens. i’m using a diamond 580 as my daily workhorse right now, and it performs the task admirably. the 50 dollar list price won’t break the bank either. (as an added bonus, it’s transparent so it’s always obvious how much ink is left, and it shows off whatever colour of ink i have in it)

    i saw your post on the pdf converter when you wrote it and pondered whether it’d be interesting to write up a comparison with the tool chain i use for handling (digital) notes and pdfs. mostly because we quite literally are at opposite ends of the spectrum, yet we probably tackle similar problems.

    other than that, our cat has severe health problems right now, so i’m not exactly sure what keeps me alive. tea and chocolate, probably.

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    1. I used to write with fountain pens all the time in elementary school, but then I stopped during middle school because ball point pens were easier to find and toss in my pencase. However I never stopped loving pens!

      I actually inherited my uncle’s Montblanc fountain pen a couple of years ago, but I prefer using the Lamy because it’s cheap and I don’t mind to carry it around with me. 🙂

      I’m so sorry for your cat!

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      1. cat update: the little guy managed to pull through!

        he apparently got hit by a car. (the vet discerned by how his rear claws were all ground down to nubs. apparently that’s a surefire giveaway.) the day we took him to the vet, he seemed more than half dead – unable to hold his head up anymore and all. after a night of keeping him well warmed, he was able to sit upright again, and was even slurping milk on his own. now he’s just a little shaky on his legs, but back to his own self again.

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        1. Aww I’m so sorry! Cats get hit by cars very often here and we ended up not letting ours to go outside because it’s too dangerous (and that’s unbelievable since we live in the countryside!). I hope your cat will get well soon.

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  3. Alice you’ve always got the scoop when it comes to new apps that I’ve yet to discover! I remember downloading Evernote because you recommended it. It’s such a cool and useful app. I’m re-reading the Harry Potter books right now! Well, listening to the audiobooks. 😉

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    1. I’m so glad to hear that I make people discovering new useful apps! 😀

      I love the HP audiobooks narrated by Stephen Fry! He’s absolutely the best, in my opinion.

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