bullet journaling

bullet journaling

I feel pretty bad that I haven’t really reviewed any books here for a couple weeks. I haven’t really read any review books recently and the books I HAVE read aren’t really any that I have thoughts to share. So I decided to talk about something pretty random – bullet journaling! (if you couldn’t tell by the title… lol)

I dabbled a bit last year with a bullet journal and used a grid composition notebook. I wasn’t really fancy with it or anything. I liked the concept of it, but I just… didn’t like the work you would need to put into it to make it pretty like the journals/spreads you see on Pinterest and Instagram. As a result, I basically stopped using it!

I’ve always been a notebook person and I enjoy writing things down, but I never succeed in finishing notebooks or anything. I’m a bit of a perfectionist and have a hard time having a bunch of errors in my notebooks/planners as well. It’s something I’m working on and I think I’m making improvements!

I started using a planner at the beginning of the year and I’ve actually kept up with it! I’ve been using it for over a month pretty much everyday and I’m hoping that continues. I also started a notebook to use as a way to be more detailed in my days and thoughts and lists and I’ve been using that for the last month as well!

With my recent foray into Youtube, I’ve discovered (rediscovered) bullet journal videos. I’ve really enjoyed watching them because you can see a wide variety of styles and you can see that other people may make mistakes and they just roll with it. That has really helped me to embrace the fact that a bullet journal DOESN’T NEED TO BE PERFECT. Those videos have really helped me overcome that hurdle in my brain.

I’ve also discovered a whole community of ‘minimalist’ bullet journals. They don’t really get very creative, but they keep it very functional. I like it! It’s the style I would probably end up doing since I’m not good at doodling or writing in specific fonts or anything. I like simple and clean lines. I already know I would include pops of color, but that doesn’t distract from the minimalist style.

So… yeah. I’ve decided to give bullet journaling a try again! This time, I’m pretty dedicated to things and I ordered an actual dotted page notebook (the Leuchtturm 1917) and I will be setting up and starting it for March! I’m pretty excited. I’ve already figured out what collections I’m going to start with and what kind of layout I’m going to start with.

I hope to make it a combination of my planner and my journal that I’m currently using so I’m not having to switch between two notebooks. I do want to use it for actual journaling – not just planning and tasks and stuff. It’s been helpful to have a place where I can get my thoughts out and work through things on paper. I’ll probably incorporate work a little bit, but I’m not sure yet. We’ll see!

 

Sorry for the randomness of this post. I haven’t posted in awhile and this was a topic I’ve been wanting to talk about for awhile, so here we are! lol

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