Sometime in July, I stumbled across the ‘studyblrs’ and ‘studygrams’ on the internet. They contained some of the most beautiful notes my eyes have ever glanced upon and I was in awe. If I thought that was amazing, my mind was blown when I came across the beauty (to stationary crazies like myself) known as the bullet journal (#bujo whoop whoop!).
A few YouTube tutorials and a quick glance at Instagram, I immediately knew I wanted to start my own. I loved the idea of being able to create a bullet journal that worked for me, and being able to put my own stamp on it. I’ve adopted countless yearly planners, all of which are half empty and currently rendered useless and out of action after being out of date and falling out of love. sigh. It pains me when I think about all those empty pages.
My journal of choice was the Leuchtturm 1917 notebook, which seems to be the popular choice for the bullet journals, probably because of the amazing paper quality. The pages are dotted, which allow for drawings and doodles, but still keeps all your lettering in check. You can choose whether you wanted lined pages, squared or plain.
I chose the colour yellow after falling in love with Esther’s bullet journal over at Plannerholics. Plus, yellow is such a happy colour and it makes me want to be productive!
Going into this, I had no idea what I was doing, I literally just went with what I wanted to do, and this was the result.
I love the idea of the bullet journal and being able to customise it and make it my own. It has helped me IMMENSELY by keeping me organised and also to prioritise tasks that needed to be done first. I like the flexibility of it whereby you might have weeks of busy periods and then have a week where you do nothing- and you might not even want to use your bullet journal for that week because IT’S YOUR BULLET JOURNAL and blank pages and empty weeklies suck!
I’m not the greatest letterer, nor the greatest at drawing but it’s something I’ve really been enjoying. I’ve managed to stick to it too and here’s hoping I’ll continue to do so! If you would like more entries on bullet journals, or have any questions, let me know down in the comment section below!
On a completely different note, my amazing friend Noor over at itsanoorthing is celebrating her one year blogiversary! You guys should totally check out her content if you haven’t already, she’s a bundle of joy and I LOVE her to pieces. To celebrate, she will be holding a giveaway on her Instagram soon. Go check it out!