There is nothing I enjoy more than good books, planners, notebooks, pens, markers, and anything you can find at an art, hobby, or a book store. I love them all! I am so excited to show you my new-found love that I’m so excited about trying out…the bullet journal!
With an obsession for planners, paper, pens, and washi tape, I first discovered bullet journals about a year ago. However, I just didn’t “get” how they worked. I thought they looked complicated and I was worried about my perfectionist personality. I just wasn’t sure I wanted to invest the time to try it out.
A few weeks ago I decided to check them out again when I saw a fellow blogger who had a habit tracker in her bullet journal. I’ve struggled tracking some new habits in my planner and this looked perfect for what I was after!
Within 10 minutes of reading that post, I had ordered a Leuchtturm 1917 (the emerald colored notebook), Staedtler Fineliner pens, and planned a trip to Target to get a Moleskine notebook (the purple notebook) to try out with my Paper Mate Flair and Pilot FriXion pens (the ones I’ve used for years with my Erin Condren notebook).
I started out with the Moleskine because many people use them instead of the Leuchtturm 1917. I didn’t think I’d like the dotted paper but that’s what Target had so I bought it. I also ordered a Leuchtturm 1917 with the grid paper so I could try out the difference between the two.
One problem I’ve always had with planners is not enough paper where I wanted it and it wasn’t quite “personal” enough for me. Bullet journaling gives me all the things I was missing with a regular planner (extra pages to write in my goals, quotes I wanted to save, tips I find online that I want to remember, my habits and affirmations, and much more).
So what is a bullet journal? You can find the best explanation here, but basically I am using it as a planner and calendar, a place to sketch (when I get over my perfection issues), a place to track things I do on a daily basis such as habits and making sure I took my medicine, and meal planner all in one notebook.
I’ve seen awesome bullet journals on Pinterest where people draw and create beautiful masterpieces and also very minimalistic ones as well. The beauty is your bullet journal can be whatever you want it to be.
I have issues with being a perfectionist and not wanting to “mess up” any of the pages (which is another reason why I tried the Moleskine out first). However, I have spent a lot of money in the past on journals and planners that didn’t work and figured that $20 on a notebook was worth the investment if it’d solve my planner issues. If all else failed I could keep it in my purse and use it for grocery lists and meal planning!
The emerald Leuchtturm 1917 is slightly larger than the Moleskine. The Moleskine has a softer cover so it’s easier to lay completely flat when you are working with 2 pages at the same time. The Leuchtturm 1917 has a built-in index, the Moleskine doesn’t. Whether you go with dotted, lined, or the grid that is a personal preference. I prefer the grid but like the look of the dotted better. (I just write nicer in the squares).
Here are a few examples of pages that I’ve started. I obviously didn’t want to show my passwords for websites so that page is blank and the affirmation page has a lot of room for me to add more in the future.
Do you think this type of planner would work for you? I will have several posts in the next few weeks with exact pages from my journal. I want to break it up into bite sized pieces for you! It’s been very fun to be able to plan creatively and functionally and I can’t wait to share the pages of my bullet journal!
Hi ladies! Welcome to week 61 of Women With Intention Wednesdays!
Welcome to a new week of Women With Intention Wednesdays!
Welcome to Women With Intention Wednesdays!
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