My Bullet Journal Journey
I’ve been wanting to write about my bullet journal journey for a while, but I thought let me wait a bit so I have enough pages to show you guys. A lot of it is just winging it because I didn’t have a set way I wanted my journal to be when I first started. I still don’t and every week I choose to change my weekly layout, which has been a lot of fun!
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Tools I use:
- Leuchtturm1917 Notebook Medium (A5) – Dotted – Nordic Blue
- Pilot G2 07 Black Fine Retractable Gel Ink Pen Rollerball 0.7mm
- Staedtler 334 Triplus Fineliner Superfine Point Pens, 0.3 mm, Assorted Colours, Pack of 20
- Refill Brush Calligraphy Pen (4 Brush Pens)
- Btu Highlighters
- Washi tape (I was originally going to buy these online but I found loads of cute ones in Poundland, which are way cheaper!)
- Pencils, erasure, sharpener, ruler
I remember sitting down one day and deciding I want to try bullet journalling again. I think what appeals to me the most is that you can have whatever you want in your journal. I spend a lot of time on Pinterest for bullet journal ideas and I’m blown away by the creativity some bullet journalers have. It’s amazing!
I mostly wanted a simple way for me to write down tasks and then mark them off once they’ve been completed. Yes, I have plenty of planners that can help me do that but I feel like I’m more on track with my bullet journal. Bullet journals are really something you can play around with and that’s what I love about it – because I have empty pages ahead of me, I can fill it with whatever I want. I also don’t follow a specific way to mark tasks!
I also have the space to write journal entries, as well. I try to journal every day but feel like it’s too much pressure and I can be quite forgetful, so I just journal as and when and I love decorating these entries as well.
I had a lot of fun designing my first few pages because I had no idea what I wanted in there and was just grabbing ideas left, right and centre from Pinterest. So, there isn’t a coherent theme throughout my journal but I feel like it reflects me – messy, but organised.
My bullet journal has definitely helped me tackle tasks with a new reignited passion and I’ve actually gotten so much done that I’ve been wanting to do for the longest time: get my blogging schedule back on track, have actual goals written down for this year, keep a track of my finances, etc.
Overall, I feel like my bullet journal is now just a regular part of me just like my phone. It’s always in my bag, I’m always using it at work and it’s always something I refer to when I’m home – Sunday’s are especially dedicated to designing the spread for the following week and it allows me to designate what tasks should be done when. I have a small selection of tasks that are permanent and get rotated: blog related stuff, keeping up to date with Pinterest and commenting on blogs.
I’ll be honest, I do tend to jump on trends super quick, get really hyped but then stop using it after a while. That’s what happened with the Happiness Planner and the Trigg Planner. That’s part of the reason until we were well into the year before I started to write about my journey properly. It may have taken me a long time to find something that has finally helped me get organised but I got here, eventually. I have a good feeling about this one. ?
Do you bullet journal? What’s your experience like? Would you consider a bullet journalling if you don’t already?
I think it’s such a great way to meditate, and I try at least to write to-do lists and my focuses, my dreams.. but I’ve never did a bullet journal. but it’s really a great way to stop and breath, to take a break 🙂 I love your draws btw!
Thank you so much! I love to-do lists and feel such satisfaction in crossing off a task 😛
It is so cool that you have a bullet journal going on. I’ve tried to make one but end up forgetting about it shortly @__@. Yassss love your writing tools collections. You can never go wrong with these pens, hehe. Wow, your bee layout looks really neat. I am a fan of your calligraphy. I like that you have different setups and themes going on. Haha, the Pusheen is so cute. It is great that you maximize the journal. Sending you lots of positive vibes to keep the journal going!
Thanks, hun! It’s a lot of fun and helps boost my creativity, which is a thing I’ve been struggling with. xx
That is so creative! I used to be like that when I was in high school
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I love how organized and dedicated you are to your bullet journal! And I love how you’ve set up your weekly pages. Also, do you want some washi tape?!? I’ve got a tub full and haven’t really been giving them much love or attention haha.
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Thanks, girl! 🙂 Omggggg – I would love some washi tape 😀 x
I love your journal! You are so organized and take the time to make it so pretty!
Thank you much 😀 x